ABC’s Cokie Roberts admitted late Monday that she and other women in the press corps have known about accusations against Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) for some time, according to BizPacReview.
“The fact that people are willing to be public can change things,” Roberts said. “I mean, we all talked about it for years.”
She continued, saying, “Don’t get in the elevator with him, you know, and the whole every female in the press corps knew that, right, don’t get in elevator with him. Now people are saying it out loud. And I think that does make a difference.”
Here’s the clip:
ABC's Cokie Roberts admits that she and all the other women in the press knew about Democrat Rep. John Conyers.
Why didn't they ever say anything?🤔 pic.twitter.com/lJiLYqaTgB
— Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸 (@RealSaavedra) November 28, 2017
Social media users didn’t appreciate the admission:
She is complicit ….
— Carolyn McIntosh (@CarolynMcIntosh) November 28, 2017
Shame on you allowing that to continue
— Anthony ferrante (@coachantpp) November 28, 2017
Did it not occur to anyone in that press circle to report/address the topic in the media? The problem is clearly systemic, but so is the willingness for both genders to overlook specific examples. We can send reporters to war fronts & riots, but not into Rep. Conyers office?
— Drewbix Cube RN (@spideypencil) November 28, 2017
It's another way to practice "Fake News." Don't report it.
— James Skeldon (@JamesSkeldon) November 28, 2017
They talked about knowing for years and yet they kept it quiet from the public! What else does she know?
— #LOCKHERUP 🇺🇸🇺🇸#RussiaownsHillary (@ProtectingTrump) November 28, 2017
Democrat women in politics prove over and over they are not interested in helping women. They lie for votes. That is the extent of their care…votes for themselves.
— Hereistheanswer (@hereistheanswer) November 28, 2017
Great, but obvious question. I wonder—-were they paid to keep quiet or threatened? In other words, was it greed or fear that caused them to give up their principles (if they had any to begin with)
— Dorothy Nylund (@DorothyNylund) November 28, 2017