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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Black Caucus members pushing John Conyers to resign

Don't Let The Door Hit You in
The Ass on The Way Out

(Washington Examiner)  -  Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus are speaking with Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., a founding member of the group, about resigning in an effort to salvage his legacy after sexual misconduct allegations, according to a report Tuesday.
“There is a feeling among some of our members that we need to protect his legacy," one Democratic staffer told CNN.
The members of the caucus who are pushing for Conyers' resignation were not named in the report.
Conyers, who has been in the House of Representatives for over 50 years, was a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus and a leader in the civil rights movement. Conyers is now the longest-serving active member of the House and has so far resisted pressure to resign and denies any wrongdoing, though he stepped down as the ranking member of the Judiciary Committee over the weekend.
However, members of the caucus are working to ease his exit and protect his legacy before things get worse for the lawmaker after allegations of sexual misconduct from his former staff members surfaced recently.
Sources told CNN that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi tacitly supports their effort.
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