The most senior lawmaker on Capitol Hill, Rep. John J. Conyers Jr., (D.-Mich.) announced this morning on the Mildrid Gaddis Show, 102.7 FM, a Michigan talk radio show, that he retires from Congress today.
“My legacy can’t be compromised or diminished in any way by what we’re going through now,” said Conyers, who was elected to Congress the same day President Lyndon B. Johnson was elected his own full term. Rep. Donald E. Young (R.-Alaska) becomes the new Dean of the House, the honorific given to the congressman with the most longevity.
“This too shall pass. My legacy will continue through my children. I’m retiring today,” the Detroit congressman said.
Conyers, who up until Nov. 26 was the senior Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, said he wanted the voters to elect his son as his successor.
“I have great family here and especially my oldest boy, John Conyers III, who incidentally I endorse to replace me in my seat in Congress,” he said. “We’re all working together to make this country a better one, to make quality and justice more available.”
Conyers is stepping down amid sexual harassment claims and stress-related health issues that have landed him in the hospital.
“We take these in stride,” he said.
“This goes with the issue of politics, the game of politics, which we’re in,” he said. “We move forward as we keep going, this too shall pass.”
He has repeatedly said the allegations of sexual misconduct, stemming from the release of documents relating severance payments that appeared to be payoffs for his untoward behavior, were not true, such as this excerpt from his Nov. 21 denial:
In our country, we strive to honor this fundamental principle that all are entitled to due process. In this case, I expressly and vehemently denied the allegations made against me, and continue to do so. My office resolved the allegations – with an express denial of liability – in order to save all involved from the rigors of protracted litigation. That should not be lost in the narrative. The resolution was not for millions of dollars, but rather for an amount that equated to a reasonable severance payment.
When Conyers stepped away from the House Judiciary Committee, he said he was still intent on proving he did nothing wrong.
“After careful consideration and in light of the attention drawn by recent allegations made against me, I have notified the Democratic Leader of my request to step aside as Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee during the investigation of these matters,” he said.
“I deny these allegations, many of which were raised by documents reportedly paid for by a partisan alt-right blogger,” he said. “I very much look forward to vindicating myself and my family before the House Committee on Ethics.”
COWARD: Sen. James Lankford Grovels to Black Constituents for Opposing Electoral Fraud
Lankford is an ethnomasochist.
Since last week’s siege on the U.S. Capitol, there has been a tremendous amount of groveling from Republican cowards desperate to save face and avoid media scrutiny, but Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) has taken it to a new low.
Lankford issued a letter apologizing to his black constituents for opposing electoral fraud. He is sorry because the areas that committed the most fraud just so happened to be diverse inner-city communities. Multiculturalism means that fraud is ignored, and it is our national strength. This is the credo of the New America.
The Oklahoma senator wrote that his efforts “caused a firestorm of suspicion among many of my friends, particularly in Black communities around the state. I was completely blindsided, but I also found a blind spot.”
“What I did not realize was all of the national conversation about states like Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Michigan, was seen as casting doubt on the validity of votes coming out of predominantly Black communities like Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Detroit,” he wrote.
“After decades of fighting for voting rights, many Black friends in Oklahoma saw this as a direct attack on their right to vote, for their vote to matter, and even a belief that their votes made an election in our country illegitimate,” he added.
Lankford’s pathetic obsequious letter apologizing for fighting the vote steal shows why the Republican Party is dying, and Republican politicians are despised by their own rank-and-file party members. There is little difference between a GOP elected official and a social justice activist these days.
“I can assure you, my intent to give a voice to Oklahomans who had questions was never also an intent to diminish the voice of any Black American. I should have recognized how what I said and what I did could be interpreted by many of you,” he wrote. “I deeply regret my blindness to that perception, and for that I am sorry.”
Big League Politics has reported on how the Capitol riot forced RINOs to show their true colors and publicly express the disdain they have always held for President Trump:
Mitch McConnell is reportedly “pleased” about the possibility of Trump’s second impeachment, viewing it as an opportunity to purge Trump from the Republican Party and whatever else Conservative Inc. deems “toxic.”
In a New York Times report published Monday afternoon, Jonathan Martin and Maggie Haberman write that the outgoing Senate Majority Leader believes Trump committed “impeachable offenses.” McConnell also welcomes impeachment in order to justify dumping Trump and shedding his influence over the GOP.
“Mr. McConnell, Republican of Kentucky, has indicated that he wants to see the specific article of impeachment that the House is set to approve on Wednesday, which is expected to draw support from as many as a dozen Republicans, potentially including Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming, the party’s No. 3 in the House,” the report reads. “But he has made clear in private discussions that he believes now is the moment to move on the weakened lame duck, whom he blames for causing Republicans to lose the Senate.”
The Republican Party can either become the Trump party moving forward or go extinct. With cowards like Lankford among the ranks, they may actually choose extinction because they’re that weak.
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