“When you make private settlements, it doesn’t warn the next woman or the next person going into that situation.”
Michigan Rep. John Conyers, a Democrat and the longest-serving member of the House of Representatives, settled a wrongful dismissal complaint in 2015 with a former employee who alleged she was fired because she would not “succumb to [his] sexual advances.”
Documents from the complaint obtained by BuzzFeed News include four signed affidavits, three of which are notarized, from former staff members who allege that Conyers, the ranking Democrat on the powerful House Judiciary Committee, repeatedly made sexual advances to female staff that included requests for sexual favors, contacting and transporting other women with whom they believed Conyers was having affairs, caressing their hands sexually, and rubbing their legs and backs in public. Four people involved with the case verified the documents are authentic.
There's more, here:
It's pretty damning stuff, actually. And with this information leaking out, maybe this trickle will become a flood of information that CONGRESS HAD NO RIGHT TO WITHHOLD FROM US, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.
So, yeah, democrats. Keeping in mind that you are destroying any chance of gains in the mid-terms because of your inability to do the right thing... keeping in mind the fact that you now OWN THIS...
What are you going to do?
Are you so screwed up that you don't get it? Do you get what's going on?
And the biggest question of all:
What are you going to do about it?