Skip to comments.Conyers Aides Say He Used Them as Servants
Posted on 03/03/2006 9:21:14 PM PST by LdSentinal
Three former aides to U.S. Rep. John Conyers say the lawmaker used them as baby sitters and personal servants while they were supposed to be working in his Michigan offices.
The aides said that Conyers had them tutor and care for his two sons; help his wife, now-City Councilwoman Monica Conyers, with law studies; and drive him to political and private events.
The accusations come from Deanna Maher, former chief of Conyers' office in Southgate; Sydney Rooks, Conyers' lawyer from 1997 to 2000; and Dean Christian Thornton, a legislative aide fired in January, according to the Detroit Free Press.
Maker said that in 1998, Conyers ordered her to live in his Detroit house while his wife attended law classes in Oklahoma. Maher said she lived there for six weeks, caring for the couple's two young sons.
Maher and Thornton have written to the House Ethics Committee. Rooks said she talked to committee staffers on the subject in 1999 and 2004 and plans to make a formal complaint soon.
"I'm not going to get into responding to these things," said Stanley Brand, an attorney for Conyers.
Brand said Conyers responded to ethics committee questions when it considered some of the same allegations two years ago.
Conyers, 76, has served in the House since 1965. The Democrat is the senior minority member of the House Judiciary Committee.
Isn't Conyers kinda a known Commie?
Conyers is a slavemaster, running his office like a plantation.
But the slaves love him. He must be a kindly master.
And they stayed because........?
Why should it surprise anyone that a left wing democrat is a corrupt scumbag? They are despicable people.
I have a hard time being symapthetic to this lady. Conyers is a total POS and has certainly run afoul of ethic laws, but she could have said no and walked. There's no collar around her neck.
Yes, he reigns as the socialist congressman, decades in office in the biggest ghetto in America. A large part of a the biggest wasteland, commonly known as Detroit.
Guarantee this happens in numerous offices -- Democrat and Republican.
Send him a bill from the American taxpayer.
Very nice graphic, Jim
A Congressman abusing his aides? Unbelievable.
She (Rooks) told The Hill that she tutored Little John, as Conyerss elder son is known, when he was a student at the Cranbrook School, a private school in Bloomfield Hills.
Gee, I wonder what Conyers thinks about school vouchers.
John Conyers is one sick animal. Of course, the scumbag IS your typical Democrat. . . .
It looks pretty good on a resume to say 'Former Congressional Aid'.
And if you are working at his home office, there probably isn't all that much to do either.
Another example of the Democrat Party's "culture of corruption".
More of tha tliberal compassion, I guess.
Even in private industry this happens. I have referred people to companies only to have them tell me they were used for walking dogs, picking up laundry...
It's embarrassing and unprofessional.
CONYERS, John, Jr., a Representative from Michigan; born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., May 16, 1929; attended Detroit public schools; B.A., Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich., 1957; LL.B., Wayne State Law School, Detroit, Mich., 1958; lawyer, private practice; National Guard, 1948-1950; United States Army, 1950-1954; United States Army Reserves, 1954-1957; staff, United States Representative John D. Dingell, Jr., of Michigan, 1958-1961; general counsel for three labor locals in Detroit, 1959-1964; executive board member, Detroit, Mich., American Civil Liberties Union, 1964 to present; executive board member, Detroit, Mich., NAACP, 1963 to present; referee for Michigan workmens compensation department, 1961-1963; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-ninth and to the twenty succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1965-present); one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1988 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against Alcee Lamar Hastings, judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida; chair, Committee on Government Operations (One Hundred First through One Hundred Third Congresses).
Yeah. Well. At Least he didn't use them as Sex Slaves. That should qualify him for some kind of meritorious award. Maybe a trophy or plaque or stone monument like a tombstone. Somewhere soon. Like maybe in a park. Or park like setting.
Well, there will always be jerks. If I'm not happy where I'm working, I don't stay. Occasionally my bosses have "asked" me to run errands. Easy money , and I didn't mind helping out. I have watched kids in my office before while their parent is busy. It's only degrading and unprofessional if it bothers you. If it does, move on.
He works with and for the DSA,, snip from DSA site below
Statement on Reparations
DSA joins in solidarity with the position expressed by the Black Radical Congress (April 17, 1999):
1. DSA supports H.R. 40, introduced by Representative John Conyers, to study the issues related to slavery and to make recommendations to Congress.
"Yeah. Well. At Least he didn't use them as Sex Slaves. That should qualify him for some kind of meritorious award. Maybe a trophy or plaque or stone monument like a tombstone. Somewhere soon. Like maybe in a park. Or park like setting."
You made me spit beer through my nose dmit.
Of course. He's one of the illustrious Democratic Socialists of America, who are in our Congress. Along with Pelosi, Sanders, Waters, McKinney, and various other usual suspects.
IOW, commies in Congress.
Yep and living off the taxpayers for 40 years.
It's okay, Conyers is a Black guy and being a slave made him do it.
Conyers is scum, and it has NOTHING to do with being black, or white or purple, or martian.
Jim Traficant went to jail for doing this.
Conyers and another woman got into a fight in December during a birthday party for a lawyer. The lawyer's date, Rebecca Mews, appeared on television with a black eye and claimed Conyers threw the first punch. Conyers claimed Mews shoved her and she defended herself.
That's okay. Conyers is a Democrat, and Democrats do a lot for the little people, so the little people kinda sorta "owe" them. It all works out.
It'll be another MSM "move along, nothing to see here."
Quite a loyal crew he has working for him too!
a plantation "and you know what I mean"
Yes they accuse us of believing/doing all these terrible things, but it is really that they are afraid someone will find out that they believe/do them. It's simple psychology -- they are so worried that someone will find out something bad about them, they fixate it and instead accuse others of doing so. Sort of like the "Don't think of the purple elephant" game/test.
Jennie Granholm puts a good shine on the floor.
It would have appeared sooner and many times within in the article if he had been a Republican.
Years later they are complaining? I'm sorry, but babysitting and chauffering are not the worst things to do in the world. What is wrong with people, what do these folks want now? Somehow I know it's $$$$$$$
I swear you are responsible for more coffee being passed through my nostrils than nearly any other poster, except for maybe Lazmataz or Tijeras Slim...
That's why they're called limosine libs.
And after looking at his financial disclosure forms, I'd like to know how he lives so high on the hog, too. This is part of it apparently.
Private industry is owner or investor money. Federal government money is my money, and yours.
Yet we know none of that has anything to do with the Conyers abuses.
Hilly knew what she was talking about when she referred to Congress as plantation living.
What date has he picked for his resignation from congress?
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