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Conscience of the Country: A Tribute to John Lewis
"Congressman John Robert Louis was born in Troy Alabama on February twenty first nineteen, forty, two sharecroppers, Willie Mae, and Eddie Lewis. He is known for telling the story of preaching chickens at the boy from troy as he was nicknamed went on to become revered world leader and fearless advocate for voting rights organizing sit ins in. Nashville in nineteen sixty and becoming one of the original freedom writers Mr Lewis joined the Movement for civil rights and never looked back. As the chairman of snake he served as the youngest speaker at the march on Washington in nineteen, sixty three. In nineteen, sixty, five alongside reverend hosea, Williams Congressman Lewis led a march for voting rights across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma Alabama where he endured violent attacks by state troopers and vigilantes. Mr. Lewis fell to the ground with a fractured skull and five months later, president Lyndon B, Johnson signed the voting rights act of nineteen, sixty five until now. On the other side of that bridge Mr Lewis marched on into a life in career of activism and public service. He lost his first attempt at running for Congress in nineteen seventy seven was appointed the same year by President Jimmy Carter to the Director of action a Federal Agency for volunteerism. He then won a seat on the Atlantic City Council in nineteen eighty one and five years later ran for Congress in one. So much of the conversation about congressman, John. Lewis has been about his activism, but he stood on so many legislative accomplishments including sponsoring or co sponsoring more than eleven hundred bills. One of the most notable bills gave us the National Museum of African American History and culture in two thousand three. He served as a subcommittee chair for oversight for the prestigious ways and means. Committee, and after the retirement of Congressman John Conyers. became the dean of the Congressional. Black Caucus in twenty nineteen, he presided over the House floor as Congress passed hr four. Since his passing the bill was renamed the John Lewis Voting Rights Act which was adopted by unanimous consent. Before being admitted to the hospital, MR? Lewis stood in the heart of Black Lives Matter Plaza. He took his last breath on July seventeenth twenty twenty. But his legacy lives on in all of us. We begin this John Lewis. Tribu. where he also began with civil rights joining me for this very important conversation are Vanita Gupta President and CEO of the Leadership Conference on civil and Human Rights Derek Johnson, president and CEO of the of Lacey Pe-. Reverend, Michael Pfleger the senior pastor of the faith community of Saint. SAVINA. Reverend Dr William J Barbour, the second president of repairs of the breach and Co Chair of the poor people's campaign. An latasha Brown, Co founder and chief doer of black voters matter. A thank you all so much for making time to talk with me today about on. John Lewis. So I want to start with I'm. VANITA. Because of your work at the Department of Justice of course. I believe the year before you got to DOJ. The the case, the decision that gutted the voting rights act shelby versus holder, and so I wanna hear from you on some of the things that you experienced working with Mr Lewis on the other side of that because we know that right after that, all of the advocacy picked up to reinstate section five to get the voting rights on provision where they needed to be in Congress. And so just talk a little bit about some of your work with Mr Lewis on those issues. Shore. Is Truly an honor to be here with my. Warrior colleagues and friends and loved ones in the movement. Especially on today Angela. I think probably all of us were in tears watching Mr Lewis Funeral you know twenty thirteen is you mentioned that United States Supreme Court gutted the heart of the voting rights act in a devastating decision the shelby county versus holder decision. That really took away the longstanding tool of one of the most effective pieces of federal legislation in our nation's history in the voting rights act. That quired states with long histories of racial discrimination in voting to pre clear with the United States Justice Department changes made at the local level for election practices that had racially discriminatory impact. And the removal of that tool within hours of that decision coming down for the United. States. Court states like, North Carolina Texas enacted, Monster? Voter. Laws doing everything from. Putting forth restrictive voting laws cutting back early voting same day registration. And it took years to litigate and to hamlet the Justice Department did working with advocates and activists in all states. Where so years for federal courts in a place like North Carolina finally say that the State legislators North Carolina had enacted there. Monster Voter Suppression Law would such surgical precision to disenfranchise African Americans and meanwhile countless elections had taken place but Mr Lewis of legacy was that in the face of this overwhelmingly bad decision for voting rights he immediately. Went to action, which is always his way was never in a would not allow despair to hold him back inside we need to do everything we can restore it in went to work with legislative partners in the Congressional Black Caucus to put forth a bill immediately to restore it on every prior reauthorization of the voting. Rights. Act angelides always been done under. The Watch of Republican president and at least one house of Congress being Republican the unfortunate thing is after this decision, the really has not been bipartisan support and but Mr Lewis Year after year would stand at the podium introduced the law in say or in it for the long haul I've been there before I almost lost my life fighting for this law. In one, thousand, nine, sixty five, and we will persevere to us and we've got to keep our eye on the prize and we're not gonNA. Let go until the day that the bill becomes law. So in this moment. On where we're seeing a lot of performance morning by Senate Republicans who obstructed day after day everything that he has stood for and fought for with his life. It is time not only for us to restore the voting rights act passed the voting rights advancement act but to do everything else that we can to ensure open voting and go beyond it as President Obama said today won't be enough to rest and return to the status quo. It is time for this country to unregarded into make our democracy work for all of us in Gulf Far Beyon- restoration of the voting rights act in this moment.
Rep. Katie Hill resigns amid claims she was involved in romantic 'throuple' with staffer
"This resignation of congresswoman Katie hill I would have thought it was a slam dunk okay you in such mission guy few relationship first the she was an open bisexual okay no problem young congresswoman California rising democratic star the same ages like AOC in the squad thirty one thirty but she had a relationship there was her husband and there was a female staff member right and apparently they had no problem exploiting that taking pictures of it sort of the threesome that they were in trouble from point never heard that I hadn't either but it's a thing seems like California has a growing wave of this it's all over the country because it's not just California all right and what exactly is a fraud pulled into the I. more knowledgeable I'm just reading about it I guess it's just a when a couple brings a third person into the relationship not just for a one night stand three some but for actual the it's it's your relationship you have relationships with them I mean and it sounds as though she it Katie still have the relationship with the staffer well the husband I I don't know I wasn't in there but that's what I'm that's what I'm understanding get all three of them a swapping spit from that I mean I guess so but so she has admitted that that that that is true there's another accusation against her that she had another improper relationship with one of her congressional staffers she is denying that she's that didn't happen she said all of these pictures that have been leaked on the internet have been leaked find her now estranged husband who she says is abusing her and is basically trying to ruin her life and so she decided she was going to resign I mean that what there's a couple things going on here number one is she being fought shamed I mean that's all over the place because people seem to be less interested in the aspect of her having inappropriate relationships with people that are server under her then they are interested in pictures that are being put out there by her allegedly ex husband they clearly talk with one another that they shared with one another they clearly now or she's claiming a part of a right in line right wing conspiracy to destroy her well I don't know I mean I don't know how it's a right wing to what has been like I know but these things right but the the form that they came out was a right wing website so she's claiming this is all a Kabam my husband the right wing web site and sentiments of lady in fact let's listen to ad she talks about her resignation from the house last night I announce the most difficult decision of my life that I would be resigning from Congress I made this decision so that my supporters my family my staff and our community will no longer be subjected to the pain inflicted by my abusive husband and the brutality of hateful political operatives in women as she won what was to come on Republican district in that mid term election is some Democrats got into their house seats as a result of that then she spoke of the abuse of this this coordinated campaign carried out by the right wing media and Republican opponents enabling and perpetuating my husband's abuse by providing him a platform is disgusting and unforgivable and they will be held accountable well I would imagine that it wouldn't just be right wing platforms I mean anybody that would get this information will probably have a have a have put it out there well but then again she looking for some sympathy and empathy and she says this is a case of revenge porn she's a victim of this some people call this electronic assault digital exploitation others call it revenge porn as the victim of it I call it one of the worst things that we can do to our sisters and our daughters I am grateful for all of you who have spoken out about this in recent days as I have before I will stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves because there is one thing that I know for sure I will allow my experience to scare off other young women or girls from running for office for the sake of all of us we cannot let that happen she's trying to control the narrative and she's trying to control the narrative in a way that makes her look like a hero and a victim who is now going to go after people who put out revenge porn on their exes but the fact is that she had an inappropriate relationship with either one or two staffers of hers and this is accountability I don't she's being held accountable okay she gets it and neither does Camelia Harris com on her hello Larry former Attorney General California US Senate a California now running for the democratic nomination was whose lent her voice to supporting congresswoman Katie hill on this is sort of like with the death of John Conyers he had staff people on board for many years he was the dean of Congress then he had taken advantage up that once he had taken advantage of them he had them signing non disclosure agreements that pulls Bonham the speak where the house at the time the Republican the time being and before that pelo C. kept a slush fund to keep these mail congressman asa harm's way both Democrats and Republicans in that recently came all to light so why is it she thinks she's being you can't have it both ways you can't have it both ways if this was a man who is accused of having a relationship with a staffer he would be in trouble too you're not supposed to have relationships with people that serve under you whether they're your employee whether they're your skin rational staffer it's inappropriate and it creates a dangerous situations because it could be used for bed coercion you know you got you got an issue of power being held over somebody and if that somebody wants to keep their job they're gonna feel pressure to basically Chile to the person who is in power and what does it say about the old sure religious the Mormons or even the Muslims who believe you could have multiple wives live polygamists lifestyle our country said no especially in running for political office these are not formal marriage so for instance when we see these whether they call them again troubles they seem to be always two women and one man and it seems like the man can do whatever he wants he can go outside of the relationship have sex with a man or a woman and likewise a woman can go outside of their relationship and have sex with a man or woman but it's often times the woman who's bringing a woman into the relationship where all three live together although they're not formally getting married I don't think they can they can get married yeah well I married couple getting married again I'm figuring California would end up doing that well I know that there are there are stories I read the New York Post and I've seen some crazy stories about the sexual lives of new Yorkers a particularly here in Manhattan I you know I I don't I don't understand this world it says something well look what the what a couple dozen the privacy of their own bedroom is really not my I don't really care but again it's she's acting like she's so put upon but the fact is it was with a staffer if it was some person that was outside of the the the campaign okay whatever outside of our staff none of my business I don't care but it was it with a staffer her underlings therefore inappropriate she thought she was so right she should have just run for reelection twenty twenty the house see she would've been challenged in a primary by Democrats what they know about it then then guess what if she wins the nobody can ever sit there and say well guys you know what you can date you get go hadn't date your staffers it's no big deal yeah no problem at all there's no issue of
Long-serving former Democratic U.S. congressman John Conyers dies at age 90
"Fifty a champion civil rights and a congressman for the people that's how colleagues in Michigan's political leaders are remembering to traits own former congressman John Conyers junior who died Sunday at the age of ninety Conyers is the longest serving African American member of Congress during the height of the civil rights movement here's Michigan democratic congresswoman Brenda Lawrence junk Han uses one of the founding members of the black caucus among his many accomplishments and I speak on behalf of the trade the black caucus in Congress this is a really bad day ten years became one of only six black house members when he narrowly won his first election in nineteen sixty
Long-serving former Democratic U.S. congressman John Conyers dies at age 90
"I champion of civil rights and a congressman for the people that's how colleagues in Michigan's political leaders are remembering Detroit's former congressman John Conyers who died at the age of ninety he spent fifty three years in the U. S. house Conyers is the longest serving African American member of Congress here's Michigan democratic congresswoman Brenda Lawrence Ancon uses one of the founding members of the black caucus among his many accomplishments and I speak on behalf of the trade the black caucus in Congress this is a really bad day and here's former Detroit mayor Dave Bing and I just saw John about three weeks ago you know hearing this not only is a travesty but it's something bad those of us who knew who have obviously did not expect me we knew he was moving up an age you know you just don't think about the end you know here we are losing another what about John who stood out for the people of what a lot of dignity congressman Conyers resigned amid style twenty seventeen investigation into sexual misconduct he denied those Asians funeral
Long-serving former Democratic U.S. congressman John Conyers dies at age 90
"A champion of civil rights in the congressman for the people that's colleagues in Michigan's political leaders are remembering Detroit's own former congressman John Conyers junior who's died at the age of ninety nine years the longest serving African American member of Congress during the heights of the civil rights movement here's Michigan democratic congresswoman Brenda Laurence Chang con uses one of the founding members of the black caucus among his many accomplishments and I speak on behalf of the trade the black caucus in Congress this is a really
John Conyers, longest serving black congressman, dies at 90
"Democrat John Conyers longest serving black U. S. representative in U. S. history died at home in Detroit two years after leaving office John Conyers announced he was retiring not resigning in twenty seventeen amid sexual harassment allegations the founder of the congressional black caucus Conyers regularly won elections with more than eighty percent of the vote allowing him to speak his mind he said then president George W. bush was an absolute disaster for the African American community in nineteen seventy nine Conyers called then president Jimmy Carter a hopeless demented honest well intentioned nerd who will never get past his first administration ABC's to actually written John Conyers was
Long-serving former Democratic U.S. congressman John Conyers dies at age 90
"We mention the passing of congressman John Conyers junior today at the age of the nineteen today were reflecting on his life his legacy in and what he meant for Detroit and and beyond joining us live on W. W. J. Congress one by the Lawrence and congressman first of all thank you so much for the time on what is a definitely a difficult day it is and he can con uses one of the founding members of the black caucus among his many accomplishments and we just bury Liza coming for and I speak on behalf of the trade Missy can the black caucus in Congress you know this is literally bad day and Grand Canyon when you look through history for civil rights for justice it was always the presence of the Grand Canyon and I was hearing today that one of the greatest thing that happens when you are being in memory of the greatness of these individuals is that it forces you to reflect on your life am I making a difference and my leg like it in a positive way and he was such a humble nine min he was a gentleman and I just and I'm I was at his ninetieth birthday party just recently just a great man congressman Lawrence as you look around the house today and certainly not as diverse as you'd want to be but when when John Conyers junior was elected there was six African Americans in Congress where do you think the house would be today if not for John Conyers and people like him as I said he was a founding member of the black caucus and we often talk about the struggle and the challenges that the members had at that time in a causes during the civil rights movement and the need for their voice to be there and what's so powerful today about the record number went into the record number of diverse the third level of diversity that was in our freshman class native inch panic African American women is that more people are in at the table who have life experiences that can be inflicted and who are process so we're making log house see that it is reflective of who we are as a country a country rich and diverse city yeah I'm crying uses one of the founders required you know because other than African Americans and Hispanics there wasn't much diversity when he came to Congress at all congresswoman Brenda Lawrence representing Detroit Tigers woman thank you so much for the time we appreciate your memory and your thoughts on this topic thank you so much and may we all reflect at this time and how important it is and to give the respect and honor to those who do that and moments in our history where we needed a voice in leadership congressman thank you so much thank you great to hear from Congress woman Brenda Lawrence reflecting on the life and times of congressman John Conyers junior and now joining us on the WWJ live line is former mayor of Detroit Dave being mayor thanks for the time on what is a a difficult evening and answer is you reflect back on the time you spent with John Conyers what comes to mind first what rises to the top I agree that he was a true leader and a person of conviction the civil rights was going very very strong when John became my accomplishment and I know he felt lonely for a long time but you you know in spite of his being yes a single voice for a while you know he he stood up for Detroit and its people and I just saw John about three weeks ago and sold you know hearing that she not only is a travesty but it's something that those of us who knew who have obviously did not expect me we knew he was moving up an age and all that but you know you just don't think about the end and you know here we are losing another what about John's who stood up for the people of what a lot of dignity Amir being we spoke to the Reverend when lance the earlier and he mentioned the consistency with which John Conyers served as a politician yourself consistency so they can be very difficult to achieve to think about doing that over fifty years or more to me seems unfathomable I would absolutely agree with that you know as you know times change people change but his values never change I mean he knew who he was he knew what he wanted he represented his people and he put other people first you know here here's a guy that never really worried about how people thought of him he wanted to be respected but he wanted to be respected for what he stood for and and and his values and he never he never gave them to act they're being thank you so much for the time when was the difficult day we appreciate your thoughts and your remembrances well thank you so very much we all sad because we have lost a job thank you former mayor of Detroit they being joining us in the double WJR blind former Detroit congressman John Conyers junior died today at the age of ninety we'll continue to reflect on his life and times throughout the rest of the
People are again talking about slavery reparations
"The subject of reparations for slavery has now entered the presidential contest democratic candidates repeatedly asked about this subject. Supporters of some sort of reparations often point to the fact that the United States has paid them in the past the legislation that I am about to sign provides for restitution payment to each of the sixty thousand survivors, of course, former president Ronald Reagan there with that law the nation, formerly apologized to Japanese Americans for their internment in World War Two and provided token monetary compensation the debate over reparations for slavery is our topic that we're covering this week s Cokie segment and commentator Cokie Roberts is here with us. I koki. Hi, David first listener, we have a MandA Trammell. She wants to know whether all this talk of reparations is something new there ever been a serious discussion about reparations for slavery in the pet. Absolutely. A former congressman John Conyers introduced legislation in every congress from nineteen eighty nine. On to establish a commission to study and develop reparation proposals for African Americans. It was reintroduced on the first day of the current congress by Texas congresswoman, Sheila jackson-lee, some form of what you might call reparations actually dates back to the end of the civil war when general Sherman promised land, freed slaves that came to be called, forty acres immutable like many such promises it was later, broken slave owners and the district of Columbia, however were compensated when the enslaved people in the capital refrained before general emancipation will we have another listener it's Eggers. And she wanted to know what has happened to all these other efforts to achieve reparations have attempt for reparation happened before in the US. Well, as you said earlier in nineteen eighty eight a law was passed giving living Japanese Americans who had been in intern not their states twenty thousand tax free dollars each but more important to the supporters. Of the Bill was the formal apology by the government and in nineteen seventy one the Alaskan native settlement act gave native peoples to title, more than forty million acres of land and did establish a fun to somewhat compensate them for lands and rights. They had lost in nineteen Ninety-three. President Clinton signed the apology resolution to native Hawaiians for overthrowing the islands. Monarchy cook, I'm just curious have all the efforts that we've seen or talked about been federal or have there been local or other kinds of of reparations. Well, we saw last week Georgetown University students of voting to establish a fund for the descendants of the enslaved people at Georgetown who had been sold by the university, and you have states and some cities that have in fact, inactive reparations, but for very specific wrongdoings. So for Jinya, for example, pay the survivors of its forced sterilizations program and granted scholarships to the residents who have. Been denied in education when the schools were closed during the fight over immigration, Florida gave a substantial sum to the victims of the nineteen Twenty-three horrible rosewood massacre where an entire African American community was burned to the ground. But David there's so many other atrocities that are still being
Thailand grants citizenship to some of the boys and coach rescued from cave
"Get started today at indeed dot com slash Beijing says it's eliminated the need for Taiwanese citizens to apply for permission to work in, China it's the latest effort. To woo the island skill young workers amid a diplomatic freeze a spokesman for the cabinet's Taiwan affairs office says the moves part of a package that aims to provide the Taiwanese with treatment equal to that of, Chinese in studying starting businesses and employment China hope such measures will undercut support for the self-governing Islands President. Whom Beijing Loathes for her refusal to endorse the notion that Taiwan is. Part of China the elimination. Of
Narrow Republican lead in Ohio's 12th District is too close for comfort for GOP
"Both sides are finding something to cheer about in what appears. To be a GOP victory yesterday and Ohio's primary one hundred percent of. The votes counted Republican Troy Alderson leads democrat Danny O'Connor. By about seventeen hundred fifty, volts or less, than one, percent Balderstone has claimed victory but Democrats are still celebrating a neck and neck race in a district that President Trump won by.
Christopher Collins, Rick Gates and Paul Ryan discussed on 24 Hour News
"The district. Attorney for the southern district of New York announcing charges an insider trading and lying to the FBI against a. US lawmaker from New. York criminal charges against Christopher Collins a United. States, congressman DA Jeffrey Berman says Collins served on the board of directors of an Australian biotech company innate and tipped his son. And the father. Of his son's, fiancee off when he found out that their hallmark immunotherapy. Drug was a failure when interviewed by the FBI call Collins deny telling them to sell right before the stocks tanked house speaker Paul Ryan says he's removing. Collins from, the house energy and, commerce committee he's also prodding his chambers ethics panel to pursue a prompt and, thorough investigation of the lawmaker Ryan calls insider trading to clear violation of the public trust he. Says he's moving against Collins even though a court will decide whether the. Lawmaker is. Guilty of the allegations the house ethics committee said last August that it was investigating
Ford Celebrates Its 10 Millionth Mustang
"Ford is riding high in the. Saddle today with the ten million Ford Mustang coming, off the line at the flat rock assembly plant and. WJR's Ken Rogulski is there dick it's almost a party atmosphere here at the flat rock assembly plant as the ten million Ford Mustang is set to roll off. The assembly line sometime around eleven ten or eleven twenty this morning Carl whitmire is the Mustangs chief engineer Yup big celebration for the plant here at flat. Rock big celebration. For the team big celebration for the community we. Have a lot of people brought their cars in we're trying to get one of. Every model year to. Show up in spell out ten million we're just tremendously excited for the car it's real celebration for the. Community everybody's had a memory in Mustang and it's all. Those millions of memories of your father's car the car you met your wife in. I mean there's just so many different. Stories I've heard last. Four years in this job it's just the celebration of not. Only the car but everybody I had one enjoyed having a caravan of Mustang set. Off from the Ford glasshouse shortly after. Nine. Thirty this morning for a short road rally all. The way down here the. Flat rock assembly plant and. With the state police escort are pulling in right now. On this parking lot there is a huge white painted pony and right below it Mustang and. When the car is finished being built. It'll be driven here by two. Ford employees and when the ten, million Mustang is done being built it'll be driven out here. For everybody to take a
Labor Gains Victory as Missouri Voters Reject Anti-Union Law
"Over the next three months the everything, I can to keep America great again political. Strategist Greg. Valliere Democrats are getting closer and a lot of conservative district but they may not have pulled us out last night, Donald Trump may have made a difference by showing up a few days before that election in Kansas secretary of state Chris. Co back and governor Jeff Collier are awaiting results from Johnson. County to see who won the, GOP nomination for.
Ohio special election too close to call
"Alive in Fort Worth, asking for help finding an eight year old boy Greenstein of Fort Worth city hall where the city manager has unveiled his proposal to fix the city's pension fund. We'll have your traffic and weather together on the eight. CBS news on the hour sponsored by Dell small business I'm Deborah Rodriguez the results of Ohio special congressional election might not be finalized. For weeks but it hasn't stopped the Republican from celebrating Troy Alderson backed by. President Trump leads, democrat Danny O'Connor by just seventeen hundred votes with eight thousand ballots outstanding O'Connor, holding out hope we feel great this is, too close to call. Here fighting for every vote you know this this spike continues medical correspondent Ed O'Keefe millions of dollars poured into this race a race that should not have been competitive. But Democrats made it so with concerns about the. President's popularity in this corner of Ohio and big questions about whether or. Not there needs to be. A check on the president, in Michigan the first Muslim woman will be headed to congress former state Representative Rashidi has won the democratic primary to replace John Conyers there were no Republican candidates contesting that. Seat in Missouri a white prosecutor from Saint Louis county who handled the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown has. Lost the democratic primary to a black. Councilman from Ferguson firefighters in northern California say they're, making progress getting a handle on the wall Largest wildfire in state history fire officials say the, Mendocino complex, fire is. Now. Thirty four percent. Contained correspondent John Blackstone and ukiah says a serious side effect. Is not there, are new worries about air quality smoke clouds wafting from the fires are carrying, a toxic mix of gases and fine particles, from burning plants and. Trees that combined with record breaking heat is causing unhealthy breathing conditions across much of the west the Trump administration getting ready for possible cyber fallout from renewed sanctions on. Iran live to CBS's Vicki Barker even before the. Sanctions were announced US intelligence considered Iran one of the big four cyber. Threats along with Russia China. And North Korea now cybersecurity, experts at least one former Iranian official say a major cyber attack could come as early as October potential targets well Iranian hackers have been blamed for past highly damaging attacks. On US banks and for unsuccessful attempted attacks on US Infrastructure Deborah this will be day three, of testimony for Paul manafort's former business partner after the defense confronted Rick gates on matters of money and romance CBS's Paula Reed from the, Bank fraud trial in,.
"john conyers" Discussed on KVNT Valley News Talk
"And fair you're willing to be close your eyes and picture nancy pelosi being asked not about john conyers but about loyd more hey our congresswoman pelosi what do you think of these accusations about roy moore who is running for senator against greg jones are doug jones rather in uh alabama what do you make of the demands for roy more to step aside and not run and basically hand that us senate seat over to a democratic we are strained phones to death traffic a someone is accused at and was at one accusation is that too i think there has to be john conyers is and i call now imagine a democrat sharing that about more and more joop russia's matters you know they're there two very extreme reactions we've had here one reaction has been i'm going to support my political party's candidate no matter what the other reaction has been the accusation is the end of it and that should ends somebody's career john conyers should step down out franken's should step down now a al franken's cases is a little more murky because he's remorseful and ashamed and embarassed so evidently he believes he's done something untoward and then that's not trying to kick al franken while he's down that's just an an accurate observation if you're ashamed and embarassed of something why more is not ashamed.
"john conyers" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"President believed that he has a credible role in leading this conversation listening to the specific steps this white house the sincan's mission of women who work here feel like they are comfortable environment to talk about these things i mean i i think that the president treats certainly as a woman myself i've never felt anything but i treated with the highest level of respect and been in power to do my job and i think that that's what i've seen at the president do a day in and day out since we've been here and during the campaign and so i i think that's a pretty good start in a pretty good example on that front white house press secretary sarah sanders earlier today a sessions having seminars are you guys doing that here are you talking about in recent days what people in this work environment can deal or a nurse or one white house policies that we are reminded of and i think all of us expect each person to live up to meet those policies and to not cross a line that is not only not legal but not appropriate or not ethical christmas you see democrats roughly call for john conyers french it's recipe shortage happened today to republicans in does this president risk losing their moral authority on this issue is a huge issue right now by doors candidate like were more which is now the exact by the rnc as well look i've addressed this are indepth we think that the allegations are troubling and that ultimately this is something that the people of alabama should decide steve offering operates or writing yesterday was the president president failing to lead hague kristen i'm gonna move around policy fail is the presence of nation long now jerusalem played because of concerns expressed secretary allow security that they wanted to yet or adequate security in place for us embassies around the world we wanted to make sure that we had a thoughtful and responsible process and that the decision in the components of that decision i went through the full interagency process and wants that.
"john conyers" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Waterways figure this john conyers did you see there's a best this is this is we night him in dc again again another example of i hit john conyers does the full chicago thing is like what i'm going to have to leave the would a man he's got is sort of retiring firing even though he's been accused of everything by everybody use of the word resignation or resign so he's retiring not because he did anything wrong but because he's in failing health and he wants his son to replace him first first data a congress right years to pick dude what all righty seated in chicago but i still it's ron right it's wrong i mean that's what we were all over time gerald about it last week when we at amman before he quit but if the pledge but then what had happened was john conyers son the one that he would replace them that would replacement congress yet was arrested earlier this year for domestic battery on his girlfriend and it well me domestic battery using a knife accused of stabbing her but the charges were dropped will the charges were dropped do i mean it's like a a big all right are we are what they are we've done with this are we going one again we give me american people and i'm a double every district to can you start to pay a little bit of attention to all of the issues and all of the personalities here were running and maybe we might be able to salvage trump because really count on us even better that he went on to say the congress the third yet first i heard about it brennan for office my dad announced it so i don't know i am thought about it yet that were jerry.
"john conyers" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"Of the biggest criminals are some of the most intelligent and saw maybe some people really know how to manipulate john conyers of move the representative john conyers he faces allegations that he sexually harassed former please has announced this morning on detroit's radio station that he is going to leave congress immediately he has endorsed a son john conyers the third to replace him now representive conyers is the longestserving current member of the house of representatives and the longestserving african american history from what we understand any says i'm retiring today i'm in the process of putting together my retirement plans i will have more about that very soon he continued to deny that he had arrested he was former please then said he did not know where the allegations came from he said my legacy can't be compromised or diminished in any way but what we are going through now this to shall pass my legacy will continue through my children so representive sheila jacksonlee a democrat of texas also announced mr countries retirement of the floor tuesday morning saying he had informed speaker paul ryan and representative ansi plus the democratic leader and governor rick snyder in michigan of his decision so now this sets up a little i guess battle they say the hundreds family frizz detroit area house seat he in conyers on michigan state senator and the grandson of mr congress brother or so a nephew says he plans to run for the seat now conyers senior is eighty years old uh you know so i i we were we would have been released a prize if he decided to stay on you know eighty years old with everything going on just leave and let you know somebody else takeover that sounds like he really wants family in kin in that seat the doctor advised him of the of the rigor of another camp they would be too much from in terms of his health now in congress has twenty nine years old now apparently gone back to the history of of congress senior he took the michigan seat in the house back and nineteen sixty five he stepped down from the from the.
"john conyers" Discussed on WHO NewsRadio 1040 AM
"Tell that happened they've got nothing and this is wrong now i would say they probably have a little more than nothing because they've actually paid step off i mean that's what it comes down to dave may payments from congress on behalf of john conyers it's been going on for wall kind you're certainly not the only one but it this is here with black and white and first they try to play the race card they tried to claim with white lament than the accuser came out who was african american uh but they're still playing the race card constantly those through to doing every single possible through the fence of conyers except pointblank denying an stating that never happened that's what they're not doing that's may be the most difficult portion of this is that the the against the odd doublespeak the twofaced nature of this because if it's a republican them me in again i'm not supported their you're not supporting anybody a bill blaming by saying that it's okay to do this but hey if you're gonna call one call the other and you just have to be fair amongst the entire thing that's all anybody's asking for especially when there has been money exchanged and there are agreements that are out there i know that rod blow may representative from the state of iowa he's pushing to unearth all these things never one to say okay spit out who are the members of congress who have had these done in the past make them pay back the federal government and then also of getting you know get the ig get all the paperwork out there so we can see just exactly what they were doing exactly we deserve to know this because the third tax hours its funding knows and it's interesting because in any just normal business you don't have this kind of situation where you could just uh put your accuses through the process pay the mall for the one just keep on going but congress was by its own set of laws and a plan for that the end geno greenfield by guest he joins me in the simon akabway show doug wagner with.
"john conyers" Discussed on KHNR 690AM
"In the media are using it as an excuse not to focus on the meltdown of john conyers in the democratic party the meltdown of al franken the meltdown all around there is there are glasshouses all around me and they're all cracking the tweets are bad they should stop they are not the only thing that are bad and should stop the democratic party on john conyers is bad and should stop i read from the hill this morning tensions are running high in the house democratic caucus over the fate of representative john conyers with allies to the embattled michigan lawmaker digging in behind them even as others demanded immediate resignation by the way former victims of bill clinton barge into al franken's office if they demanded he quit good for them i don't know all the facts and another specific allegation representative linda sanchez vice chairman of the house democratic caucus told reporters in the capital on wednesday well that's just that only absurd like me pretending there was in a controversy over the tweets come on people that the reality is out there uh here's tammy baldwin being gready and she she's a senator from wisconsin cheese lose and i think craig melvin inches zip in on our cut number twelve do you think they've congressman collier your should step aside very serious allegation against back to the point that was just making about how we make our workplaces especially on capitol hill but everywhere or does a question all the time hard questions and i answer them i must i don't know i don't know this is not your she can say i don't know that i get asked all the time that's just unacceptable he should go here's to air steny hoyer during the same thing cut number eleven resign i don't think we want a first of all get into rationalizing behavior which is really on it that's not how hard does it purely resign yes he should resign everybody knows he's lost at mentally and he is a predator it's just like andy lack yesterday moving with dispatch at nbc sometimes it is black and white sometimes it is easy to decide sometimes it is easy to say go that there are other complicated issue like what to do about north korea where the corporate tax rate go get him a long conversation that the john conyers out how franken out.
"john conyers" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600
"A lot of it is well proven and born out now i'm gonna get into the strength conyers thing here in a bit uh you know there's a darker side of the john conyers thing god first of all when you look at john conyers and you think about him doing this he's been in congress since i think uh i think it was 16 23 and he's a straight up communist hundred percent communist every year john conyers introduces legislation every year like clockwork so uh people will form a committee in congress if his bills passed and the reparations on giving black people free stuff possibly your home yeah john conyers that's how important he is now uh john conyers is a and i don't make one of the side pitcher this by anybody but he's a c now he's looseknit asia alzheimer off laden and a lot of that as evidenced by he'll show up two meetings in pyjamas yeah he doesn't know what he's doing uh he'll lose interest in uh loose train of thought quite a bit now all the sexual harassment thing brings to mind devised this guy in congress what is it about you people in detroit i don't just tagged the people of detroit what about the people of new york that keep electing chuck schumer what the hell is going on not supposed to be there for five hundred years so i want to get into that and i and we're getting into this today if i'm after sweep everything off the table i got one more thing under garrison keillor thing and has nothing to do with garrison keillor has to do with an editor a or rather an author who said that that she was told never be alone with garrison keillor you know laura ingram talked about that.
"john conyers" Discussed on WLOB
"A sweat too yeah staff don't touch luther now i'm not going good those extra harassment allowed that is what actually looking for a lawsuit is e everybody else in everybody of labor laws by the way i don't i don't see anything this i mean usually this stuff all over the place about all of this you know sexual harassment stop i didn't see a whole lot to this like it's calmed down for a day and it see it as a guy gutierrez i think in california that has stepped down did neither john yes luis gutierrez has a he's decided he's going to go for reelection in good for him yet john conyers you got nancy pelosi under attack for the fact that she was defending john conyers so yeah you've got a lot of some that stuff going around you we were telling you the yesterday that now we got this woman who's used to be executive director for the congressional black caucus up there she says that it's racist because now everybody's going after john conyers within the they're not asking i'll frank into resign i think the going after enjoyed gwen everyone ills they are going after al franken but out in anybody off all at sea this this this thing with john conyers he they paid off what twenty seven thousand dollar it lacks pair dollars at least for one that we know of so that's part of this is the fact that he used taxpayer dollars to pay off this woman as far as al franken goes as far as i know what he did was during the we all nobody did it the uso tour right but then during these fares there in the state of minnesota grabbed a woman's the couple add two or three different women he grabbed their derriere but with john conyers it's a little different because he's got these women that are walking up to his hotel room or his home whatever it is that he lives in washington dc egged putting the door in his underwear so alone different is recruiting different but they wanna obviously they're gonna always make it raises thing but anyway you got conyers doing what he's doing you i wrote a piece on this last week for the newspapers which was uh what is the shelf life of outrage.
"john conyers" Discussed on KOIL
"Clear because you're you're a democrat you're you're not only free and clear your an icon he's an icon that's what the head of the democratic party in the united states of america nancy pelosi the woman who is the leader of the democrats in the house of representatives called them an icon he's he's he's a groper peace fly in n who knows what hookers or something he's firing women for not having sex with them and then using taxpayer dollars to pay them off making them sign nondisclosure agreements and what does he he's an icon and that's what the democrats lip and the news media to the needs new but as many as not a sailing him they're not pursuing him john conyers and by the way there is yet another accuser that has now emerged in the john conyers saga you know the icon you got the icon and fish lips franken and the crusty pau and all these people it's you know they're they're calling it they're calling it congregate it's congregate you gotta have a gates attached eddie scandal in washington right and this is congress you could call it grow p gate groping groped face that takes you log now congregate is better i think that's that's what i think congregate now uh old folk harness lie awassa sitting bull maybe she it maybe she prefers one over the other we should focus group test this with native americans c which they like better sitting bowl because she lied about being a native american for so long lyle wafa same reason uh or pokemon us see i think you know maybe foca harness would be better because it means that she's a fake foca harness fake polka on us rather rallying there it is representative john conyers accused of sexual harassment by another former staffer this is in today's news a former staffer for representative john conyers jr of michigan has accused.
"john conyers" Discussed on WLOB
"Would think his memory would be more acute than than the the other person so he's apologized now what do democrats do about it that's what we want to get too how do the democrats i eat alfreton and of course john conyers let's go to dick irvin see what he says morale franken el franken is acknowledge what he did was wrong and it was wrong he has also submitted whole case to the senate ethics committee i think that was the right thing to do let's have gone hearing yesterday shen uh let's let this it really reach whatever conclusion it's going to reach but through a due process due process dick durban wants due process so that's his take what about nancy pelosi she's talking about john conyers more extensive allegations against him john conyers what does that mean for him uh let's say we are strengthened by due process goodness in minutes accused was at one accusation is a too i think there has to be john conyers is an icon in kgb as john reviews his case which he knows and i believe he will i believe that he always choose me finished my century that he will do the right gene it is the right thing what dark but that he will do the right thing in terms of what he knows about his situation that he's entitled to due process due process due process that's the phrase of the day so i want you to look at the i thought there was a way that things were going to be dealt with from now on when some of these scandals started a break in hollywood and then in congress and everything else people were saying me to hashtag and i believe women and now when some want you believe and now consequences have to be taken a certainly they were a i mean if you you want to give some credit to hollywood they immediately started firing people the head of amazon studios you're out you know harvey weinstein i mean he was the most extreme example kevin spacey bohm uh there's a lot of examples in hollywood where they took people's net flicked specials off the air they took him out of.
"john conyers" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"The press of fao john conyers remember john conyers by some former staffers of sexual harassment um some of that you know paid out secret settlements using the taxpayer money in order to put to make these things go away all this news breaking and now there's calls including from some democrats for congress to resign nancy pelosi who of course runs the democratic side of the house was asked about this yesterday by chuck todd uh listen to the way she answers this question very different than the way that is treated ruling more and the allegations against him in alabama they said there's now isiro tolerance john conyers what does that mean for him right out of that we are strengthened by due process just because someone is accused a new ad and was at one accusation is the two i think there has to be john conyers is an icon in our country he's done a good a great deal to protect women bought violence against women act which the left wing bright wing is now quoting me as praising him for his work on that and he did great work on that but the fact is a as john reviews his case which he knows which i don't i believe he will i believe that he was finished my censure that he will do the right thing and is the right thing what resort that he will do the right thing in terms of what he knows about his situation that he's entitled to due process but women are retur entitled to due process as well was he took advantage of a situation where he had an in the wake of congress and i know you guys want to change these rules but he got to hide his settlement he got to his accusers had to go through all sorts of craziness so why is he entitled a new due process in this case i we are talking about what we have heard i've asked the ethics committee to review that he has said he'd be open he it will koa newsradio natives movie believe junk hunters is i don't know who they are did you they have not come forward and and that gets you don't know if you believe the accusation that's ethics committee to review but i believe he understands what is at stake here and he will do the right thing uh huh do presence that's what.
"john conyers" Discussed on WGIR-AM
"Ching nancy pelosi this morning on meet the press she said number one john conyers is an icon numbertwo because he's a liberal he can do those kinds of things and number three hayes presumed innocent until proven guilty what what about roy more is a proven as the innocent until proven guilty and the allegations against roy more and by the way if i had to make a judgment right or wrong on roy moore's allegations and the wrong answer met my brains wrong this table i would say most of the allegations are accurate probably correct but we're never going to get to a finding like okay it happened without fourteen 14yearold girl what would shows a terrible sexual luck okay it happen how do we decide 38 years later when the woman's fifty two years old in the statutes run decades ago whether it's accurate or not he denies it but with congressman john conyers he admits to it four women have come forward one was paid twenty seven thousand dollars out of his pocket absolutely on it's out of our pocket we paid for him to sexually harrass and commit crimes at work and what is nancy pelosi so that's okay with me he vote at the right way that's kind of the ted kennedy approach or the bill clinton approach tech candidy participated in the death of a young staffer named mary jo kopechne me he was driving her to some sand dune and martha's vineyard have sex with her while i was merited joan kennedy and she dies upside down submerged in his car and with then a few years he was running for the presidency no problem and within a few more years he was called the line of the senate and then in the 1980s the new yorker magazine to the next tuesday on ted kennedy talking about his dozens and dozens of sexual tryst and has drunkenness sometimes on.
"john conyers" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"As something that tailing from a report on cnn what about a week ago now web had gone around and spoken to what about a fifty or so people that worked on capitol hill and they talk about this creeper against and what it is is and i'm sure you've been hearing about it here on wmal the list is basically a list of all means of lawmakers who the women on capitol hill they know these guys are creepers and their lawmakers people perhaps like al franken people perhaps like john conyers and it seems to me like this is going to be something that is i started out the program today i said is this really gbi of my career for the next couple of years where you wake up every single day and we hear the stories of people like al franken of people john conyers and others we know all the allegations each worried moran talking down on talk radio for a long time i thought for me the one of the biggest issues here and there's so many issues but one of the big issues here is uh why is it that we the american people are paying what fifteen million dollars was one of the reports earlier this week to settle some of these as sexual harassment allegations and there was lawsuits why is it that the american people are paying for this is so there's a number of different outright tier one outrages that these sexual harassment is happening at all and the other outrages it again these lawsuits are being paid out four of the architecture and we don't even know who are we don't know if it's the of the lawmakers themselves we know if the lawsuit are the result of the aids to some of these lawmakers sexually harassing uh but this is something that i think clearly needs to be happy i'll because i understand that it is literally a drop in the bucket when we talk about to fifteen million dollars being paid out for these lawsuit i understand that i do understand that it is indeed a drop in the bucket but will when i would also say is.
"john conyers" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk
"By shouldn't surprise anybody he didn't think that he had just gone cold turkey and distance decided that he's a awareness kasic and showing up for a wednesday masked ninja the author journalist ed klein is the guy that was reported missing from the daily mail i would say that you probably could come up with may be a little bit more solid source so we'll see what happens in the days to come but he says attorneys have notified bill clinton that they are preparing to file four separate lawsuits against him and the reports say the two women were employed in low level positions at an organization that was owned by this a billionaire by the name of ron burkle and clinton was using birckel's airplane to fly around the country and it wasn't air force one but it was air something or other one starts with the same letter so you can figure that went out for yourself well the latest on this is is a representative john conyers and conyers yesterday when we were talking about cod years when we were talking about the the list conyers comes out and says you know i'm looking at these allegations on just in total amazement says he learned about the accusations of this twenty seven thousand dollar payoff learned about it just like other people did tuesday morning watching television he denied that he had settled a complaint from a former female staffer in 2015 for twenty seven thousand dollars and that's when he said i you know i'm just watching the stuff on tv and i'm just in total amazement well a day after all of that now he says he reached a settlement with a staffer who said that she was fired after rejecting the congressman sexual advances online outlet published another another female staffer tried to soothe the michigan democrat over the.
"john conyers" Discussed on KGO 810
"Of a big ask these we get salelease wang sold up eighty young the example screening team girls this is the rallies song he didn't down to the show right y yes and spring on probably kicked off the shows that it half way through and ended at around astrophysical journal letters a little value you out i was so they could sing something uh uh i wanna hear the hook one more time before hitting nerve gas yesterday harpsichord cells what was it with a hopes the award ninety has satiety gave out the new law may i thank you no had no cure for them oh man was our people john conyers is in the news the s longest serving get old crock longestserving person in congress and he was apparently uh phelan up and having sex with all kinds of people in and and paying off settlements ah taxpayer's expense and flying in peak women he's having affairs with the taxpayer expense and now this is out today so a quick contacts this is six minutes into a conversation john conyers kind of questioning an immigration official tried to hold his feet to the fire over trump's proud quote unquote promised to deport all eleven million undocumented people thirty bringing this up this is where six minutes into the question yet i haven't seen a specific proposal as to how that would impact eur added it's it's almost time has loose consent for one additional minutes fear without addiction but i think you've asked him the same question like seven different ways and he's answered your question so i'm not sure what else you walk the gentleman to do but so he asked the same question seven yeah he would repeatedly say with trump they're law the guy would say i have confidence are judges handle each case as they come in their bobbled i mean what what about trump in so finally the guy in georgia's now i'm not going to give you more time to ask the eighth prime there are so many people in congress that stay way past their ability their cognitive ability to contribute to the nation well and conyers wife is there's been convicted and he's a crook and he's like so many of those guys they get half their family on the payroll call on altman's they funnel campaign contributions to an i.
"john conyers" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Came across a very news yesterday it is fascinatingly charity baganda walk through some of the details on these allegations that have been made against judge roy moore and we'll do that coming up on the motor to first though now are to uh uh the women have come forward to accuse michigan congressman john conyers who is now under investigation by the house ethics committee which means basically that's where these kinds of things to go in order to get him out the headlines in any ritual go away the ethics committee have reports of sexual harassment in the age discrimination involving john conyers who's been more than half a century me he is the longest serving a congress person right now our reporters stopped around to his house in detroit are yesterday to see if they couldn't catch either the congress person or his wife and i'll get a comment from either one of them as to these charges his wife actually did come out of the house my rob witschge who are the she iden did say hey you kids get off my along our every she repeated as well uh but no charges began to accumulate and and we'll talk about this whole phenomena this very interesting issue and how he spun uh and what the likely name of various during the course this morning clubbed couple of things breitbart had a piece yesterday i will post this so you guys go through this as well by court documents kaufman uh she is the accused who says that at age fourteen they're dr warren more tried to engage in sexual or.
"john conyers" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"The store broke the michigan representative john conyers either former staffer abuse thousands of dollars in a settlement uh about a year and a half ago after sexually harassing her and some other women who his office and then firing her for refusing his advances odds now is likely not the only member of congress the subtle though harassment case get this now since 1997 congress has paid at least fifteen million dollars to donald complaints about sexual harassment racial discrimination violations of the americans with disabilities act under its under an umbrella of the congressional accountability act the cia the payments made to representative conyers alleged victim came out of his tax refunded office budget generally though payments made by members of congress or their offices they're made believe it or not uh there may be a special section of the department of the treasury it section um 415 of the c a it's the ultimate well you're paying for it the process by which victims of sexual harassment on the hill along an arduous it takes up to three months before a formal complaint can be filed if a settlement is reached its kept secret i have no bull no internet no cell phone you know so all unfortunately my news has to come nail bet network and i was sitting this evening and it just hit the blue when i heard this somebody's made the comment that all of these sexual uh uh assault cases started at the last election i heard your thought on it and then i'm thinking uh that's exactly it they're plan and somehow the blameless on trump and then they immediately set in to the trump bush energy right well i excuse me but trump never said the.