A former aide to Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) has renewed a complaint to the House’s ethics committee alleging that the congressman compelled his staff to work in election campaigns and to do personal errands for him.
Deanna Maher, a former deputy chief of staff in one of Conyers’s Michigan offices, reminded the committee of her allegations, originally filed two years ago, in a January letter and asserted the lawmaker’s actions had violated House rules. She said that she and other employees were required to work on local and state campaigns and baby-sit for Conyers’s children, among other chores. The Hill newspaper and the Detroit Free Press first reported the allegations.
Hat tip: Tim Chapman