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Rep. Conyers announces he's retiring, endorses son to fill seat

Rep. Conyers announces he's retiring, endorses son to fill seat

"My legacy can't be compromised or diminished in any way by what we're going through now". "My legacy will continue through my children", he said. His attorney, Arnold Reed, has not provided details about his condition. Four other women have signed affidavits saying Conyers sexually harassed them when they worked for him as well.

"This goes with the issue of politics". The allegations spurred a House Ethics Committee investigation into Conyers' conduct. He recently stepped aside as the panel's ranking Democrat. MI state Sen. Ian Conyers, a grandson of John Conyers' brother, also says he plans to run.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi dug herself into a hole when she defended Conyers on Meet The Press.

Conyers' family say the veteran lawmaker is suffering from stress-related illness.

After a 15-year struggle, Conyers succeeded in establishing the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday as a federal holiday in 1986. More and more women began to speak out against Conyers.

Giving up his spot on the committee was a move that a senior Democratic aide said Pelosi helped orchestrate. Parks worked for Conyers for more than 30 years. In 2017, a majority of Democrats - for the first time - co-sponsored the measure, putting them on the record for universal health care. Another woman alleges she was sacked by Conyers after she rejected his advances and subsequently settled a wrongful dismissal claim with the congressman.

"People can pick up the load", said Grijalva. "They are not true and I think they are something that I can't explain where they came from". "If John Conyers is not here, those bills won't go away, but the public leadership making the case for those bills will change". Pelosi's call for Conyers' job last Thursday was a 180 from her earlier comments: Last Sunday, Pelosi defended Conyers on Meet the Press, calling him an "icon" and dismissing his accusers' claims.

The law is similar to New York's. He had previously served on the staff of former Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich. She got up and left the house immediately.

The first report came out on November 21.

"I'm now in Israel on a fact finding mission with African American leaders from the Midwest", he wrote on Twitter.

The furor over Conyers unfolded as the sexual misconduct allegations against Franken and Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore sent members of both parties rushing to choose sides. Settlements are paid out of a special Treasury Department fund designated for the goal or out of members' office budgets.

Conyers remains hospitalized after complaining of dizziness and shortness of breath. "My client Marion Brown asks only for an acknowledgment and apology". As you know his health is not the best. "Violating my body, propositioning me, inviting me to hotels with the guise of discussing business, and then propositioning for sex", Brown said.

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