Degen Democrat Hangs It Up

  • 12/05/2017
  • Source: The Hill
  • by: Mallory Shellourne
Degen Democrat Hangs It Up
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Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), who for weeks has been the target of sexual misconduct allegations, announced on Tuesday that he will retire from the House.

Conyers, the lower chamber’s current longest-serving member, told a Detroit-area radio station that he is endorsing his son, John Conyers III, for his seat.

He said he was "retiring today."

Conyers's to retire comes after calls from numerous colleagues for his resignation. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) have both said Conyers should step aside in light of the sexual misconduct allegations leveled against him. Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), the assistant Democratic leader who is also a member of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) with Conyers, has also said the Michigan lawmaker should resign.

 Source: The Hill

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