Monica Conyers is a University of District of Columbia School of Law grad, the wife of U.S. Congressman John Conyers, and the pro-tem president of the Detroit City Council. Maybe tem stands for temper, because she’s got a nasty one. She went ballistic on the council’s president earlier this year. From the Detroit Free-Press:
Conyers interrupted Council President Ken Cockrel as he was questioning Carl Edwards, the Detroit attorney. Cockrel reminded Conyers that he had the floor and banged his gavel repeatedly.
Conyers railed: “You’re not my Daddy. You’re not going to disrespect me. Grow up! Control your house and learn how to treat women.”
Cockrel told Conyers that she was “one to talk.”
Conyers also made repeated mocking reference to Cockrel as Shrek, the green, grumpy and rotund ogre from the animated film.
Well, a tipster sends us the video of the confrontation, along with a subsequent roundtable with a bunch of middle schoolers. Our tipster says:
[The UDC] advocacy program must be the WORST in the nation, because she clearly lost this argument with an 8th grader.
Here’s the video. Go to 00:35 for the confrontation with the council president and to 2:40 for the confrontation with the 8th grader:
Conyers got schooled by Kierra Bell, 8th grader at Courtis Elementary Middle School.
Council hearing adjourned amid shouting match [Detroit Free-Press]
Monica Conyers debates school children [YouTube]