June 26th, 2009
11:45 AM ET
5 years ago

Conyers' office reacts to reports of wife's guilty plea

(CNN) – The office of Democratic Rep. John Conyers released a statement Friday following reports the powerful congressman's wife, Detroit City Council member Monica Conyers, had pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit bribery.

"This has been a trying time for the Conyers family and, with hope and prayer, they will make it through this as a family," said a Conyers spokesman. "Public officials must expect to be held to the highest ethical and legal standards. With this in mind, Mr. Conyers wants to work towards helping his family and city recover from this serious matter."


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soundoff (127 Responses)
  1. New Yorker

    Is anyone really surprised?

    June 26, 2009 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  2. Bitter_American

    If he wants to make ammends he should push for the investigation of ACORN, NOW!

    June 26, 2009 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  3. Fair is Fair

    "This has been a trying time for the Conyers family and, with hope and prayer, they will make it through this as a family," said a Conyers spokesman."
    _________________________

    And, with political influence peddling, she will be kept out of jail.

    June 26, 2009 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  4. Carl from MI

    If she's guilty, she's guilty... shame on her!!!!

    Another corrupt Democrat... why couldn't she just be happy with having an affair like other politicians??

    June 26, 2009 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  5. gt

    gee thats news.... a politican who cheats and lies ... ugh !!

    June 26, 2009 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  6. Doug, New Jersey

    Just like Blago, Democrats elected Democrats for their lack of morals or values, supporting their corruption and immoral activities. The Democrats who vote for these libs have not a single shred of morals, decency, or integrity, they want to see themselves in their politicians and with Blago, Obahhma, and Conyers they see it.

    As always, you cannot judge the actions of a few to draw a conclusion. To understand reality, spend some time in red and blue America. You will see the Red'er the better, the blue'er the ruder. A majority of Democrats in America today wish harm to all Americans and their families who don't march to Obama's socialist drum, vote Democrat if you must but since you read my post God will not buy your ignorance excuse for being/supporting lib.

    June 26, 2009 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  7. Sick -n- Tired

    Gee! Another corrupt public officail. What a suprise!!!!

    June 26, 2009 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  8. LacrosseMom

    Like I said with the ENSIGN scandal and the SANFORD scandal....... and now this one..... NO ONE IS PERFECT.

    WE ALL LIVE IN GLASS HOUSES!

    WHO WILL THROW THE FIRST STONE?

    June 26, 2009 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  9. Dave

    I;m a Democrat who is fed up with this kind of crap...and i don't care whether the thieves are R or D. it's past time for public shaming and humiliation. Take Maria Conyers, Mark Sanford, John Edwards, Mark Foley, Newt Gingrich, William Jefferson...all the amoral/ immoral corrupt thieves and liars...put them in stocks on the public square and let the real people of the country have at them... the people of the country (most of us) who do the right things...rotten tomatos, rotten cantalopes , pointing, name calling, jeering, laughing at them,, spit on them, whatever you want to do...and then try them and put them in jail where they belong. I'd like to see a return to that as so called barbaric as it is...obviously, what we're doing isn't working because our elected officials are thieves and liars.

    June 26, 2009 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  10. Doug, New Jersey

    The actions of ACORN/Obama is enough for every decent, good hearted, positive impact on society American to not ever vote Democrat again.

    June 26, 2009 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  11. MatthewDetroit

    Nice theiving family.
    Why not come out and say, I AM SORRY MY WIFE IS A DIRTY THIEF.
    At least be honest.
    This women stood up every day and spoke arrogantly about how that if "someone" did something illegal they should be in jail. She pushed for Kwame Boy to go to jail.
    They are all a bunch of thieves.
    All of these dirty politicians need to go to jail.

    June 26, 2009 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  12. Sniffit

    oooookaaaay, so it's not just the elected officials themselves, it's their dirty family members too? You grab the pitchforks...I'll go get some rope...

    June 26, 2009 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  13. Christian

    I wonder why the headline isn't 'Democratic Rep. Conyers' office...'
    Oh wait..The media only screams party affiliation when a Republican does something corrupt.

    June 26, 2009 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  14. Jonita

    This is what happens when you get a tac head Pregnant and then have to get married because you are a US congressman.

    June 26, 2009 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  15. Paul from Phoenix

    Ok dems, which is worse, an affair or conspiring to commit bribery? So, how long before tapes show Mr. COnyers involved in some of the meetings. I wonder how much pub this story will get. Will it have as many ticker snipets as Sanford?

    This is why i am an independent.

    June 26, 2009 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  16. michelle

    This is so long overdue. This is only one of many things she has done to disgrace the City of Detroit, however the only one she's been caught at! Good riddance, she is a despicable person.

    June 26, 2009 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  17. Shawn - GA

    You do not have the right to say hate filled things about other people. I wonder if you are like this all the time in your life or only when behind a keyboard. I hope it is the latter. I am praying so much that the hate will stop, we as people have the ability for so much love and kindness. However for some reason too many people choose hatred.

    It is easier to choose hate and anger, it is harder to be the better person and rise above. I beg you, aim to be kinder and more supportive not destructive.

    Please note this is not a Red or Blue thing so do not make it out to be, I am speaking to all people who choose hate.

    June 26, 2009 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  18. Jonita

    She destroyed her life for a few thousand dollars...

    June 26, 2009 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  19. Ajw

    Haha I love how the right-wing blames everything on ACORN. As if a small, low funded, community organization group would have all this power and influence. I find it funny that they assault ACORN, but they never accused Halliburton, Exxon or Leman Brothers of any wrong doing throughout all these years. Then again, the Republicans have always been the party of the wealthy and well connected so it makes sense for the right-wing to defend them while blaming ACORN. Sad, very sad.

    June 26, 2009 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  20. Ron In California

    They all abuse their positions for personal gain. The difference between the crooked politicians and the rest...the rest haven't been caught yet. Some how we continue to elect them. We should double the penalties for violations of the public trust.

    June 26, 2009 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  21. Fair is Fair

    @ Ajw.... ACORN is far from low-budget. There's billions involved.

    June 26, 2009 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  22. DC Insider

    I hate the people who spew Liberal hate and blame Republicans for everything bad that has happened to them...some people are so far left that it makes the rest of us moderate democrats look bad...

    I am tired of seeing both sides rip each other apart. I mean really, everyone just grow up.

    June 26, 2009 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  23. awaitingliberalizationbyCNN

    Surprised CNN carried this story, but notice the left wing nut jobs like AJW@ still have to find a way to blame the republicans. ACORN needs to be fully investigated by Congress, but they can't even finish an investigation of Charlie Rangel for cheating on his taxes. Totally incompetent government now, that was the change we got thanks to George Soros, ACORN and the unions.

    June 26, 2009 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  24. Scott, Tucson

    My hopes and prayers are that she gets 6-10 in the State prison.

    June 26, 2009 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  25. Skip, a black man

    I think its time to both partys to step up and clean house!

    June 26, 2009 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
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