Conyers To Retire Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations
00:25, Dec 6, 2017
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It would also lead Gov. Rick Snyder to set in motion a process for a special election to fill Conyers' seat - though that, too, could take months during which the seat would sit empty.
Conyers called in to The Mildred Gaddis Show Tuesday morning from his hospital room with his attorney by his side.
Conyers missed two roll call votes in the House on the evening of November 28, and he was photographed that night on a flight from Washington, D.C., back to Detroit.
"The important thing is he'll be there", Reed said of Conyers, who has been hospitalized since the middle of last week with unknown symptoms believed to be related to stress. He served as ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, but resigned his post after the allegations surfaced.
"I am retiring today", Conyers, 88, told a Detroit radio station, as he became the first to step down among four serving United States lawmakers facing sexual misconduct allegations.
At the time, Reed said that it would be up to Conyers, and not other politicians, whether he ended a almost 53-year-long career in Congress. Conyers - a figure who marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and employed Rosa Parks - was first elected in 1964. He is married to Monica Conyers who pleaded guilty in 2009 to conspiracy to commit bribery as a member of the Detroit City Council. The New York Timesis reporting Rep. Conyers will also announce his great-nephew and current MI senator Ian Conyers will run for his seat at the end of his term.
John Conyers is finally planning to put an end to his congressional career as he faces down new allegations of groping. Al Franken (D-MN). Last week, Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) was also publicly named as the first sitting member of Congress known to have used a little-known Congressional account to settle an $84,000 sexual harassment claim brought by his former communications director in 2015.
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Conyers' district includes parts of Detroit, Dearborn Heights and all of the cities of Ecorse, Garden City, Highland Park, Inkster, Melvindale, Redford, River Rouge, Romulus, Wayne and Westland. Conyers eventually acknowledged the settlement, but denied wrongdoing.
After a 15-year struggle, Conyers succeeded in establishing the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday as a federal holiday in 1986.
Giving up his spot on the committee was a move that a senior Democratic aide said Pelosi helped orchestrate. More and more women began to speak out against Conyers.
In recent years, Conyers lent his name and clout to a series of progressive bills, not least the Expanded and Improved Medicare For All Act.
Word of Conyers' resignation was met with sadness among House Democrats, even though many had called on him to step down.
Conyers's decision to step aside comes as Congress struggles to explain its secretive process for investigating and settling claims about sexual harassment and other workplace misconduct. As you know his health is not the best.
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