South Carolina Representative Jim Clyburn casts doubt on the sexual harassment allegations on the grounds that all Conyers’ accusers are white women.
John Conyers claims that the allegations against him are false–allegations which Democrat Representative Jim Clyburn says are exclusively made by white women.
Conyers is free to argue for his innocence, but Clyburn seems to be implying that accusations from white women against a black man are not credible for that reason. He also implied that Congress has a different standard than other professions.
The State reports, “Sexual harassment standard different for Congress, SC’s Clyburn suggests.”
When asked about sexual harassment allegations against colleague Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), Clyburn seemed to suggest elected officials should be held to a different standard than other public figures.
In a video posted on Twitter, the 77-year-old Clyburn is walking to an elevator with Congressional Black Caucus chairman Cedric Richmond (D-La.), when asked “Other men in other industries have faced similar accusations … and gotten out of the way, resign, stepped down, far faster than he has, right … Harvey Weinstein, Charlie Rose, Matt Lauer?”
Clyburn’s response, “Who elected them?”
The story goes on to document Clyburn’s much more outrageous claim, which first surfaced on Twitter.
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