News from The Michigan Democratic Party

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
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MDP Statement on Rep. John Conyers

LANSING — The Michigan Democratic Party issued the following statement, on behalf of Party Chair Brandon Dillon, regarding the reports of sexual harassment and misconduct allegations made against Representative John Conyers:

“The allegations against Representative John Conyers are incredibly serious and disheartening to learn. Rep. Conyers has addressed one of the allegations, denying the claim of both harassment and wrongful termination of employment. However, the media reports of this case also point to other troubling allegations of misconduct, including the potential misuse of congressional resources. That is why we are calling for a full investigation by the House Ethics Committee into all of the allegations against Mr. Conyers, and we urge the Speaker to order a full-scale inquiry into the abuse of authority that has pervaded the halls of power in Washington, along with state capitals across the country, for far too long. The Michigan Democratic Party is committed to doing our part by requiring all candidates and campaign staff to complete comprehensive sexual harassment and workplace conduct training in order to receive official party support.”