House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) must think the rest of us are as dingy in the head as she is really expects us to believe that she knew nothing about the predatory sexual misconduct of Rep John Conyers.
Pelosi was Speaker of the House for four long years between 2007 and 2011 and has been in the House since first being sworn in in June of 1987. John Conyers, the longest “serving” Congressman and co-founder of the black supremacy organization, the Congressional Black Caucus, has been in Congress since 1965 and his use of intimidation and pressure related to his sexual appetite were no secret.
Four members of his staff signed affidavits in support of one of his victims who was fired for refusing to have sex with him and his inappropriate behavior was common knowledge within his office. There is no way an explosive issue like that which was conducted in the open with that many witnesses will remain hidden.
But Nancy Pelosi is pretending that she just found out about it and it’s caught her completely by surprise. She said in a statement, “As Members of Congress, we each have a responsibility to uphold the integrity of the House of Representatives and to ensure a climate of dignity and respect, with zero tolerance for harassment, discrimination, bullying or abuse. As I have said before, any credible allegation of sexual harassment must be investigated by the Ethics Committee.”
In other words, she was fine with him forcing sex out of women and using government funds to transport and pay others, and use government employees as pimps, chauffeurs and sex slaves, but once it leaks out to the public she has to pretend she’s outraged.
Not explaining how the allegations can be false when he paid a woman he fired for not providing sex $27,000 in taxpayer hush money, Conyers asserted on Tuesday, “I expressly and vehemently denied the allegations made against me and continue to do so.” He’s a Democrat caught with his hand in the human flesh cookie jar, of course he’s going to lie.
As if we needed more proof, Conyers added, “My office resolved the allegations—with an express denial of liability—to save all involved from the rigors of protracted litigation. That should not be lost in the narrative.” What’s lost in the narrative is that if he was really innocent he allowed himself to be extorted out of $27K of our money. You don’t pay hush money to people if you have nothing to hide, especially in mediated arbitration with a pre-signed non-disclosure agreement. Of course he did it. He thinks we’re all idiots too.
The current Speaker, Paul Ryan has the same low opinion of the intellectual capacity of the American citizens, saying in a statement that he found the allegations against Conyers “extremely troubling.” That’s Ryan code for “I’m pretending I didn’t know this was going on so don’t blame me for allowing it to happen.” Again, he must have known. There was just no self-serving upside to getting involved so he didn’t.
Ryan issued a CYA statement, saying, “Additional reforms to the system are under consideration as the committee continues its review. People who work in the House deserve and are entitled to a workplace without harassment or discrimination.”
It’s a widespread problem, as Reps Speier and Comstock testified recently. If they know, then so did the current and former Speakers. Enough of the phony “oh wow! we’d have never guessed” shtick. At least they’re consistent. There’s no reason we’d expect either of them to represent the interests of the staffers any better than they represent the American people at large.
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