Congressman Conyers retires under pressure over sexual harrassment
Tuesday - 05/12/2017 10:47
Representative John Conyers, Jr. (D-Michigan) has announced his immediate retirement from Congress, amid allegations of sexual misconduct.
Conyers, 88, said Tuesday he was resigning “as of today.” He reportedly endorsed his son, John Conyers III, to run for his seat. “I’m absolutely going to file for his seat. The work of our congressional district, where I come out of, has to continue,” the younger Conyers said, according to the New York Times. “We have got to have someone who has depth and experience but also historical understanding of what it takes to fight this type of evil in Washington.”