US Rep. John Conyers announces he’s retiring today; hopefully Montgomery County JP Metts will follow his lead

DETROIT and NEW CANEY, December 5 — U.S. Rep. John Conyers — beset with allegations of sexual harassment by former staff members — announced his retirement Tuesday, bringing to an end a more than five-decade run in the House.James Metts, the beleaguered Montgomery County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4, who has become the “poster […]

Relative: Rep. Conyers won’t seek re-election due to health

BC-US–Congress-Sexual Misconduct-Conyers,3rd Ld-Writethru Dec 05, 2017 6:40AM (GMT 12:40) – 597 words By COREY WILLIAMS ,  Associated Press Eds: Rewrites with New approach. Adds quotes. Edits summary. Edits to conform. Links video. Adds tagline. Will be updated. Radio interview is expected to start at 10:15 a.m. EST. With AP Photos. AP Video. DETROIT (AP) — […]

Nancy Pelosi calls on Conyers to resign amid sex allegations

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Democrat in the House on Thursday called on Michigan Rep. John Conyers to resign in the face of multiple accusations of sexual misconduct against the longest-serving member of the House. “The allegations against Congressman Conyers, as we have learned more since Sunday, are serious, disappointing and very credible. It’s very […]

Growing pressure on Conyers to resign after new accusations

BC-US–Congress-Sexual Misconduct-Conyers,2nd Ld-Writethru Nov 29, 2017 7:17AM (GMT 13:17) – 838 words By COREY WILLIAMS ,  Associated Press Eds: Adds comments from Conyers’ son. DETROIT (AP) — Pressure from fellow Democrats grew for Michigan Rep. John Conyers to resign after a former staffer said the longest-serving member of the House made unwanted sexual advances that […]

Democrats also juggling politics of sexual predation

BC-US–Sexual Misconduct-Democrats Nov 23, 2017 12:09AM (GMT 06:09) – 129 words By JULIET LINDERMAN and CALVIN WOODWARD ,  Associated Press Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos. AP Video. WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have been quick to support the women who have publicly accused powerful men of preying on them sexually. But the party is in something […]