Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) is currently facing several sexual harassment allegations, following a report of his office settling a complaint from a former staffer. As a result, people are calling for him to resign from the U.S. House of Representatives.
In response to the calls for resignation, Conyers has denied the allegations and stated he isn't going anywhere.
“If everybody facing 'allegations' — including the president, members of the House and Senate — resigned, we'd have a lot of unemployed people walking around,” his attorney Arnold Reed said, according to CNN.
Reed continued: “At the end of the day, Mr. Conyers is not guilty of harassing these women who have come forward. It didn't happen.”
Since the report has come out, other women have come forward accusing the Democrat of inappropriate behavior. On Wednesday, The Washington Post reported a lawyer who used to work with Conyers said he would verbally abuse her and once showed up to a meeting in his underwear.
She confirmed her allegations with the Detroit Free Press Thursday, telling the publication: "It made me increasingly anxious and depressed about going to work every day. And there was no way to fix it. There was no mechanism I could use, no person I could go to.”
Conyers isn't the only one in Congress who's hinted he's staying put. As IJR previously reported, a spokesperson for Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) told the Star Tribune he has no plans on going anywhere: "He is spending time with his family in Washington, D.C., and will be through the Thanksgiving holiday, and he’s doing a lot of reflecting.”