June 26th, 2009
11:45 AM ET
9 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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  1. Fair is Fair

    Sniffitt said "CBO says $175 per year per housegold in total energy expenses. MIT's study said approximately $340 per year per household."

    Those numbers are probably correct in DIRECT outlays to utility companies by the average household. What about INDIRECT outlays in the purchase of goods and services from suppliers who pass on their increased cost to consumers? And please do not even BEGIN to say that $175 or $340 is going to cover the increased cost of gasoline.

    June 26, 2009 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  2. Independent Again

    Jake said
    "good old GOP family values! No cheap shot from Sarah Palin?"

    Jake u moron. Can u read or is it comprehension that gets u?

    Conyers is a Democrat!!

    Put the kool aid down!!

    June 26, 2009 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  3. Independent Again

    TangledThorns said "Democrats, the party of corruption… AGAIN!!"

    News flash buddy.
    They were always corrupt. I don't know why u thought the were not. The difference is when it is a Republican, they are thrown out. When it is a Democrat they stay in power.

    I always laugh when the Dems criticize/attack the Repubs for lack of morals. It never cease to amaze me!

    June 26, 2009 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  4. SN in MN

    I agree with Michael. Call it what it is – TREASON – and make it a capital crime with public execution.

    June 26, 2009 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  5. Independent Again

    New Yorker wrote "Is anyone really surprised?"

    Actually yes. I thought it was the Republicans that were the "Culture of Corruption"!!!


    June 26, 2009 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  6. tom

    The Conyers never claimed to have family values. They are thieving politicians much like Dick Cheney and the Bush Family and the idiot from Chicago. They all get caught sooner or later. Just don't tell me you are better suited to be president before you do it.

    June 26, 2009 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  7. Mike in Oahu

    If guilty of a crime, particularly of this scale, then she should go to jail.

    June 26, 2009 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  8. Tom

    Hey CNN if she were a wife of a Republican you would have had a five page story on her and her husband along with a series of run up articles and not to mention the series of follow ups. But since she's a Demo-rat it gets a small blurb and will not be mentioned again. Kind of like this post, never to see the light of the internet.

    June 26, 2009 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  9. Chris from NC

    Another corrupt Democrat? Correct me if I'm wrong, but 4 Republicans over the past five years have been caught having flings and sending leud emails. At least those lousy, "Godless" Democrats don't exploit religion or morality to get votes.

    June 26, 2009 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  10. PA Democrat

    Doug nj your hate astounds me. Have you been watching or reading the news the last 2 weeks. With ensign and sanford admiiting to their adulterous actions you and your republican friends can no longer take the high moral value road. Instead of spewing hate (which GOD looks down upon) why don't you put forth ideas as to how to make this country better. And that goes to all republicans. Here i will give you an idea to help save the economy. We need to have all most of the submarines and warships replaced, instead of this stimulus plan we currently have we should use that money to make new warships and submarines. This will take years to do so that means good paying jobs for the steel industry, electronics makers, and a whole host of other industries can take adantage of that also. Of course this plan doesn't work without a "buy american provision". Let me know what you think

    June 26, 2009 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  11. honest Ab

    Hallelujah! God is exposing all their dirt. What is done in the dark will be brougt to the light. No hidden thing will go unpunished. What's done in secret will be exposed. God is tired of people, claiming to be of his righteousness and living any kind of way. We haven't seen anything yet, there is more to come. If you are going to hold a leadership position, then you ought to act like a leader and have some dignity and integrity about yourself.

    God is doing a clean sweep thru Washington, so they better get themselves together. It is about time; I just wish it was a way we can just get rid of all of them, because they have been there to long and have become sitting ducks of corruption and greed. They do not care about us, they just care about how much money and power they can get in those positions. I am just sick of all of them.

    June 26, 2009 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  12. Peggy

    Aren't their any truly honest and moral people that love the USA and would work hard to see that it doesn't become the socialist state it is headed for? This Conyers "lady" is just the tip of the iceberg.....she has the attitude of "entitlement" that most of the people in office have, from the president on down to the local level. They really believe that the middle class and small businesses are supposed to work like crazy so we can turn over a large percentage of our income to the so called "havenots".

    We all need to wake up and see what is really going on. We have "families" that have been running this country for generations and we just keep on voting them back into office. So I guess we are getting the government we deserve..................Crooks and thieves and absolutely no morals of any kind.............

    June 26, 2009 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  13. skyhawkdriver

    Gee..what do you know..another crooked hack politician..what a suprise..I'm shocked..literally shocked..in boston we have them stuff payoffs in their bra..or a congressman who runs a gay brothel from his apartment in washington..or a liberal lion who thinks his car is a submarine...they are all crooks..political parties don't matter..a crook is a crook

    June 26, 2009 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  14. DaveM

    I very much doubt that his character is different than hers. What was she thinking. It's pathetic when are elected officials are so stupid...

    June 26, 2009 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  15. Tracy

    Who is next? So many corrupt / bankrupted – morally, ethically & spiritually – public officials at all levels of government. No wonder there is so much apathy amongst voters. Its time to clean house on both sides of the aisle.

    June 26, 2009 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  16. RepublicansareFalse

    So Republicans supposedly stand for "moral rights" but lately they haven't been getting it together. Ridiculous.

    June 26, 2009 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  17. Independent in Virginia

    If Conyers was a Republican, the headline would say "REPUBLICAN CONYER'S WIFE COMMITS BRIBERY, STEALS FROM TAXPAYERS!!"

    June 26, 2009 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  18. Sandra

    As a liberal democrat, I am sorry to hear this but both parties have their idiots. However, I will NEVER vote for a republican. EVER.

    June 26, 2009 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  19. Jorge

    Jake was probably watching Fox. They're the ones that can't get the party designations straight.

    June 26, 2009 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  20. Shaniqua Orlando, FL

    I think they should let her go and Patti Blagoverch and Obama too.

    June 26, 2009 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  21. Trade Freedom for Security, Lose Both

    All politicians who lie, cheat, steal or do scumbag things should resign. Oh wait – then there'd be no more politicians.

    June 26, 2009 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  22. frank

    no one is surprised at the lack of family values or democrat have (or)
    rep;s they could all go to jail for taking bribes and crimes
    and until we stand up and it really time for changesthey will still taking bribes

    June 26, 2009 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  23. Jerry

    Both Conyers should be in jail. Both crooks.

    June 26, 2009 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  24. DAVID

    nola, you have to be a liberal! only one so full of hate and self loathing, doesn't take the time to use correct spelling. Please get a job and stop making me pay for your lazy a.., all you lazy libs take heed. Your loving leader is a socialistic pig. And I hope you all suffer financial hardships because of his foolish and radical spending. And if you have kids, I would love to see you explain their generational theft.

    June 26, 2009 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  25. Joseph

    This is the reason that Detroit is completely ruined by the Conyers family and alike, and don't forget the democrats who lead Detroit during last half of century. We all miss the Detroit's glorious old days.

    June 26, 2009 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
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