Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) has officially retired after numerous allegations of sexual improprieties plagued his final days. The disgraced politician was hospitalized at the time he begrudgingly announced his retirement, an announcement one might have thought would have ended the spectacle. However, it seems that it was potentially just the start of an ever-evolving and now wicked narrative.
New complaints coming into the Washington post are utterly shocking, to say the least. The Washington Post has released an interview with another former intern of Conyers who claims that Conyers made advances towards her. Courtney Morse, now 36, was only 20 at the time of the encounter, an encounter she claims led to sexual advances which she promptly rejected. Morse believes it is the details of her account which have ultimately led Conyers to stand down from his political career.
Morse claims that Conyers drove her home. During the car ride, he placed his hand on her hand that was located on her lap. He then propositioned her, requesting she have a sexual relationship with him. When she rejected him, Conyers claims to have said he has inside information regarding the disappearance of Chandra Levy. At the time, the Chandra Levy case was newly breaking.
“He said he had insider information on the case. I don’t know if he meant it to be threatening, but I took it that way,” Morse said in an interview. “I got out of the car and ran.”
Morse says that when she first took on the internship, her relationship with Conyers was nothing but professional. However, she claims that Conyers changed the tone when he began showering her with gifts and asking her to dinner. She now claims that she did feel his offer to take her home on that fateful day was “odd,” being that it was so far out of his way. It was the second time he’d driven her home, and the final one.
Morse immediately told her roommate, Matthew Salomon, who ran outside to have words with Conyers, who drove away from the scene before Salomon could confront him.
At the time, the Chandra Levy investigation was revealing that Levy, an intern herself, was having an affair with Rep. Gary Condit (D-Calif.). Condit would soon be cleared of any wrongdoing or involvement, but rumors consistently swirled that Condit was involved.
Morse’s account opens a clear additional layer to the Chandra Levy case, but the question is, will Conyers be interviewed regarding it? To date, the Chandra Levy case remains unsolved. This, by all accounts, should be considered new evidence.