Lansing, Michigan- November 21, 2017- It has recently come to light that Rep. John Conyers (MI-13) settled in a sexual harassment case with a former staffer through the Congressional Office of Compliance, as reported by Buzzfeed News. Sexual misconduct and assault is not a partisan issue. These allegations are deeply troubling and the Michigan Federation of College Democrats (MFCD) calls on Congressman Conyers to resign.
Moreover, the MFCD would like to endorse Rep. Jackie Speier’s (CA-14) proposed legislation to increase transparency in Office of Compliance cases. Congressional staffers deserve a workplace free of sexual harassment or assault and the American public deserves to know when their representatives or their staffers engage in misconduct.