Last week, a bombshell was dropped in the House of Representatives when it was revealed that Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) had paid a settlement to a former staff member who claimed she was wrongfully terminated because she refused Conyers’ sexual advances. Soon after, other current and former staff members of Conyers made sexual misconduct allegations against the 88-year old congressman who has held a seat in the House for the past 52-years.
Among those in Congress to condemn Conyers for his actions and call for Conyers to step down from his position as the ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, was Raul Grijalva (D-AZ).
Grijalva should have looked at himself in the mirror before casting stones at Conyers as it has been revealed that he also paid off an accuser.
(Constitution.com) – Oh, this is rich.
Just last week Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) could be heard calling for his colleague (and fellow Democrat) John Conyers (D-MI) to step down from an important committee because of the accusations against him.
This week, we’re learning that Grijalva himself has used a Congressional slush fund to pay off one of his own accusers!
Granted, Grijalva’s accuser wasn’t of the sexual variety, but the situation was just as ugly and the Congressional slush fund allowed Grijalva to cover up the ugly debacle.
Rep. Raul M. Grijalva quietly arranged a “severance package” in 2015 for one of his top staffers who threatened a lawsuit claiming the Arizona Democrat was frequently drunk and created a hostile workplace environment, revealing yet another way that lawmakers can use taxpayer dollars to hide their misbehavior on Capitol Hill…
Conyers’ payout to his one accuser was only a fraction of what Grijalva paid out. He settled with his accuser for five additional months’ salary totaling $48,395 and the female staffer went away silently. Do you know that this means that one staffer was earning over $116,000 a year, paid for by you and me? How many of you make that much in a year? How about 2 years?