Rep. John Conyers Announces He's Retiring Today

NATION-NOW     John Conyers retirement What happens next to replace him in Congress?     
       John Conyers retirement What happens next to replace him

NATION-NOW John Conyers retirement What happens next to replace him in Congress? John Conyers retirement What happens next to replace him

This morning Congressman John Conyers (D-MI), the longest-serving member of the House, told The Mildred Gaddis Show that he's "retiring today".

Following news of the allegations, Conyers was hospitalized in Detroit for a stress-related illness, according to his lawyer Arnold Reed.

He added, "I want you to know that my legacy will continue through my children".

The veteran lawmaker said that he is also endorsing his son, John Conyers III, to fill his seat. The group declined last week to call for his resignation, pitting its members against House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who said he must leave Congress.

Jerrold Nadler, who replaced Conyers when he stepped down from his leadership role on the House Judiciary Committee, said he was "saddened" by the developments.

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Democratic Rep. Jerrold Nadler of NY said he was saddened by the resignation of his "friend and mentor" but added: "There can be no tolerance for behavior that subjects women to the kind of conduct that has been alleged".

She says the Republican governor has wide discretion as to the timing of the special election. State Sen. Ian Conyers, a grandson of Conyers' brother, said he plans to run for the seat.

On Monday, a woman who said she worked for him for more than a decade said he slid his hand up her skirt and rubbed her thighs while she was sitting next to him in the front row of a church.

Buzzfeed News reported on November 20 that Conyers had settled a complaint in 2015 from a woman who alleged she was sacked from his Washington staff because she rejected his sexual advances.

"No one is going after the senator, so why, all of a sudden, are they going after John Conyers?" Grubbs is the cousin of another accuser, Marion Brown, who reached a confidential settlement with Conyers over sexual harassment allegations, but broke the confidentiality agreement to speak publicly last week.

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"I think there should be a complete disclosure and revealing to all the citizens in the country what federal legislatures are doing or not doing - and any cost that may have incurred as a result of that", Conyers said.

"His doctor advised him that the rigor of another campaign would be too much for him just in terms of his health", Ian Conyers said.

The elder Conyers, however, continued to deny the allegations leveled against him. "I hope my retirement will be viewed in the larger perspective of my record of service as I enter a new chapter", the statement from Conyers read.

In April 1968, four days after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., Conyers introduced the first bill proposing a holiday in his honor. The RealClearPolitics average has him up by 1.5 points in the polls, and many-but not all-signs point to his winning the seat. "This goes with the issue of politics, the game of politics which we're in". I'm a co-sponsor on all of them. "We support the right to protect the constitutional rights of all involved".

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