Can John Conyers really fool Americans into believing he is abruptly “retiring,” rather than resigning in disgrace?

After being accussed by several women of sexual misconduct, Conyers (D-MI) is throwing in the towel, utilizing this ridiculous word game. This comes days after the Media Equality Project took to the Capitol with Bill Clinton’s victims, demanding he and Senator Al Franken (D-MN) immediately resign.

According to Fox News, Conyers announced his sudden exit a short time ago.

“I am retiring today,” Conyers said from a hospital in Michigan, where he has been for days recovering from undisclosed issues. “I am in the process of putting together my retirement plans. I will have more on that soon.”

“Congressman Conyers had to be dragged kicking and screaming from his sex den within Congress. He may say he ‘retired’ rather than ‘resigned’, but the public pressure generated by the Media Equality Project forced his hand. Captain Underpants will no longer be allowed to terrorize his female staffers or church ladies with his abusive, disturbing and aberrant behavior,” said co-founder Melanie Morgan.

He denied the allegations of sexual misconduct, acting as if he had no idea where the claims came from.

“My legacy can’t be compromised or diminished in any way by what we are going through now,” Conyers said. “This too shall pass. My legacy will continue through my children.”

Conyers, the longest-serving member in the House, said he would be endorsing his son, John Conyers III, to run for his seat when he retires in 2018.

Conyers was accused last week of sexual misconduct by several former staff members.

In one case, Conyers settled a wrongful termination complaint in 2015 with a former employee who claimed Conyers fired her because she wouldn’t “succumb to (his) sexual advances.”

His office admitted that it paid the accuser a reported $27,000 after the victim filed a formal complaint through the Congress’ Office of Compliance.

Other women have levied similar accusations against Conyers, with Melanie Sloan — a former key staffer and top lawyer — saying she was called to Conyers office once only to find him in his underwear.

Following the string of accusations, the 88-year-old lawmaker announced that he would be stepping down as the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, but said he wouldn’t be resigning from his seat in the House of Representatives.

Nevertheless, Conyers may be just the first of many members of Congress who are forced out because of sexual misconduct claims.

Kathleen Willey, a woman who has accused former President Bill Clinton of groping, fondling, and forcing himself on her when she volunteered at the White House, said she believes Conyers is just the tip of the iceberg.

“I’m so glad to hear John Conyers just resigned,” Willey told Media Equalizer. “One down, many more to go!”

Clinton victim Juanita Broaddrick had this response: “‘Let my legacy continue with my son’, are you kidding me? This is a disgusting joke. He would still be in Congress if the women had not come forward. Make him reimburse the money paid to his victims by our tax dollars and take away his pension.”

Who might be next — Democrat Franken of Minnesota?

 

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