On Monday it was discovered that Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) had settled wrongful dismissal complaint in 2015 after a former employee accused him of firing her for not yielding to his “sexual advances.” Just last month, fellow Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters praised the lawmaker at a rally as a champion of women, reports the Washington Examiner.
During an address to organizers of the national Women’s March in which she lashed out at “rape culture” and President Trump, she singled out Conyers for special recognition and how much he has done for women.
“’You know, there is a member of Congress who has been supportive of women for many, many, many years,’ said in a keynote address to the Women’s Convention Sojourner Truth Luncheon in Detroit.”
“He is quiet, he is confident, he is powerful, but he has impeccable integrity on all of our issues. Give John Conyers a big round of applause.” C-SPAN captured her comments and those of others who spoke at the event.
He sure is quiet…quiet about the women he sexually assaults and then tries to silence them. He keeps women quiet that is for certain.
Waters has been an outspoken critic against President Trump, and at the convention, she rallied the women saying “we are reclaiming out time.”
“We’re speaking to women who are single mothers, women who work two and three jobs making minimum wage or less, women who have been exploited, harassed, or taken advantage of in their personal and professional lives,” said Waters.
Waters even talks about the recent women who have come forward with their stories of sexual abuse and assault, praising them while also supporting a man who made inappropriate advances with the women he works with. The hypocrisy is disgusting:
“’I just want to take time to focus on something that I think we need to focus on right now. It is very fortuitous that we are gathered here this afternoon in Detroit as we continue to recognize a record number of women who are boldly coming forward to reveal disturbing and grotesque acts of sexual harassment, assault, and rape, often times at the hands of men who believed they were too rich and too powerful to ever be confronted or held accountable,’ Waters said.”