Now that the longest-serving congressman, Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), has been outed as a sexual predator, anyone who has praised the man is surely to be embarrassed for having done so. Maybe.
The Washington Free Beacon only had to dig back a month to find this flashback video of Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) slathering Conyers with accolades as she spoke at the Women’s Convention in Detroit. She told the crowd that there’s no one better than Conyers when it comes to women’s issues.
But, hey, that was just a few weeks before we all found out that Conyers paid over $27,000 so a woman wouldn’t go public that she was fired from his office for refusing to touch his penis or cuddle with him. Or is that a requirement to work on women’s issues in the Democratic Party? Hard to tell these days.
Here’s what Waters said:
“You know, there is a member of Congress who has been supportive of women for many, many years. He is quiet, he is confident, he is powerful. But he has impeccable integrity on all of our issues. Give John Conyers a big round of applause.”
C-SPAN never forgets.