Conyers’ Attorney: We’ll Announce ‘In the Coming Days’ If Conyers Will Stay or Step Aside


During a press conference on Friday, Arnold Reed, the attorney for Representative John Conyers (D-MI), reiterated Conyers’ denials that he sexually harassed anyone, and stated that he will discuss what Conyers plans to do as far as his future in Congress “in the next day or so,” adding there will be an announcement “in the coming days as to whether the congressman will continue or whether he will step aside.”

Reed said, “Now with regard to Mr. Conyers’ resignation, which is a hot topic, we will discuss, in the next day or so, what Mr. Conyers plans to do. As you know, his health is not the best. It is not what it should be. He has undergone a second round of examination. I will meet and confer with doctors. And it will be Congressman John Conyers who will be the one to decide what it is going to do, in terms of whether he’s going to continue to represent the people. It’s not going to be Washington. But we will meet, in the next couple of days, if he gets stronger, which I anticipate he will, so that we can discuss these issues. The people need to know this, and he is the individual that has fought for the people in this community, for a number of years. And we will talk very shortly.”

He added, “The other thing that you need to know…another lawmaker [Representative Blake Farenthold (R-TX], $84,000 settlement, I haven’t heard as much as a peep from Washington as to whether this person should step down, not even as much as a peep. So, all that we’re saying here is, we’re going to ensure that this is a fair process. We’re going to ensure that Congressman Conyers makes a decision that is not rushed, that is not hurried, and that due process will be taken — will be at the paramount of that process, if it involves him testifying or whatever. He’s going to get due process. So, again, we will make another announcement, in the coming days, as to whether the congressman will continue or whether he will step aside.”

(h/t Grabien)

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