Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) lost his driver’s license temporarily this summer because he bounced the check used to pay the renewal fee, according to an Associated Press report.Monica Conyers was unavailable for comment.
Conyers, who chairs the Judiciary Committee, attempted to renew the license Feb. 2 but months later was informed that he wrote a check for the renewal on an account with insufficient funds. The license was suspended June 30 until July 26 when Conyers paid the fee.
Conyers’s office issued a written response after the AP asked for an explanation.
“…A check was inadvertently written to renew the chairman’s driver’s license from an account that had been recently closed,” the office wrote. “As a result his driver’s license was suspended. Immediately upon learning of this, a replacement cashier’s check was provided, and his driver’s license was immediately reinstated.”
The Associated Press discovered the lapse after inquiring about the driving histories of all major-part candidates in Michigan. The secretary of state’s office produced records dating back to 2003.
In addition to Conyers, 11 out of 30 candidates for Congress had marks on their driving record that included 19 speeding tickets, four citations and three suspensions.
Monday, October 04, 2010
Deadbeat Democrat: Conyers Writing Bad Checks
He and his party have been spending our money like drunken frat boys the past couple of years, so really, is it surprising to find out a high-ranking Democrat is writing his own bad personal checks