An ethics investigation has been launched against Rep. John Conyers for using taxpayers money to silence an alleged sexual assault claim.
Ethics investigation, oh my goodness! They will make a big deal of doing an investigation, and then it will just fall by the wayside as other news takes over the public attention. Nothing will be done. In the history of our Congress, only 20 were expelled while 11 of them were from the Confederate states during the civil war.
Not sure if the Elites Committee meets in public or private, but the result will be the same with no action against Conyers.
Source: Fox News
The House Ethics Committee announced Tuesday it has launched an investigation into sexual harassment allegations against Democratic Rep. John Conyers, after he admitted to settling a complaint with an ex-staffer who reportedly said she was fired for rebuffing his advances.
“The Committee is aware of public allegations that Representative John Conyers, Jr. may have engaged in sexual harassment of members of his staff, discriminated against certain staff on the basis of age, and used official resources for impermissible personal purposes,” Ethics Committee Chairwoman Rep. Susan Brooks, R-Ind., and Ranking Member Rep. Theodore Deutch, R-Fla., said in a statement Tuesday afternoon. “The Committee, pursuant to Committee Rule 18(a), has begun an investigation and will gather additional information regarding these allegations.”
She added: “The Committee notes that the mere fact is that it is investigating these allegations, and publicly disclosing its review, does not itself indicate that any violation has occurred, or reflect any judgement on behalf of the Committee.”
The investigation comes after BuzzFeed News first reported on the allegations Monday.
It will be interesting how many of these Ethics Committee investigations actually do something. From what I’ve known for the past 30-plus years it’s been where allegations go to die.
Is this the same committee that wrist slapped Charlie Rangel for tax evasion and winked and nodded to Maxine Waters over her husband’s connection to OneUnited bank? If so, tell them not to waste my money.
Texas Democrat congressman Rep. Al Green is still in the middle of a sexual harassment lawsuit investigation going on now but yet on a daily basis calls for the impeachment of trump and nobody’s saying a word. He needs to be expelled or forced out we need to get rid of all these trash Democrats criminals like Al.
I have a little secret for you. Most if not all of the folks on this Ethics Committee probably already knew about the settlement and so would have known, in part or entirely, directly or indirectly, about the allegations. The only reason they’re “investigating” it now is that it leaked into the public sphere.