According to tweets from Robert Draper, writer for National Geographic and The New York Times Magazine, Democrat Congressman James Clyburn of South Carolina attempted to defend his colleague in the House of Representatives by comparing John Conyers's accusers to convicted killer Susan Smith.
Clyburn seemed to be implying that in both cases, white women had falsely accused black men of very serious criminal behavior.
There are two problems with Clyburn's defense of John Conyers.
The second problem is that Conyers paid a legal settlement to the women accusing him of sexual harassment. He even had the audacity to use taxpayer funds to pay for his personal indiscretions.
The Congressional Black Caucus defended Clyburn, saying he “used the Smith example to illustrate the dangers of convicting people before getting all the facts.”
Hmmm. Will that same "benefit of the doubt" be applied by the CBC to the Roy Moore situation in Alabama? That's very unlikely, because Moore is no longer a Democrat.
Typical political hypocrisy is on full display in Washington, D.C.