Rep. John Conyers (D-CA), who is being pressured to resign after allegations of sexual impropriety have emerged, is a long-time favorite of the drug legalization movement funded by socialist billionaire George Soros. Conyers received the Justice Gerald Le Dain Award for Achievement in the Field of Law from the Soros-backed Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) in 2003.
“Congressman John Conyers (D-MI) will be in attendance to speak and receive an award from the Alliance for his tireless work toward drug policy reform,” a DPA press release said.
Despite allegations of sexual harassment being hurled at him by an ex-staffer, Conyers does not plan to resign from Congress. Conyers, 88, has served as a House Rep from the city of Detroit since 1965. He does not want to leave his cushy post on Capitol Hill, even if it means disgracing his party with his presence.
“In our country, we strive to honor this fundamental principle that all are entitled to due process. In this case, I expressly and vehemently denied the allegations made against me, and continue to do so,” Conyers said in a public statement released following the allegations.
In his five decades in Congress, Conyers has voted for debt increases, tax hikes and regulatory powergrabs dozens of times. This has not prevented Soros-backed fronts such as the DPA from propping up the man as a hero of racial and economic justice.
“He has been particularly outspoken in his opposition to mandatory minimum sentencing, voter disenfranchisement and racial profiling fueled by the war on drugs,” the DPA said in their defense of Conyers.
In recent months, Soros-backed fronts such as the DPA – who had previously referred to their organizations as ‘nonpartisan’ over the years – have shown their true colors. They are going out of their way to oppose Trump, even if it means destroying the marijuana freedom movement that has taken so many decades to develop into a national force. A prominent marijuana activist held a “COPS AND THE KKK GO HAND IN HAND” sign at an anti-capitalist rally in Missouri earlier this year, and an effort to purge Trump associate Roger Stone from the marijuana movement over partisan sour grapes continues as well.