Relative: Rep. Conyers won't seek re-election due to health

Relative: Rep. Conyers won't seek re-election due to health

Conyers eventually acknowledged the settlement, but denied wrongdoing.

Conyers, 88, announced Tuesday morning during an interview on Praise 102.7 FM that he is retiring and is endorsing his son, John Conyers III, to replace him.

"I am retiring today", Conyers said from a hospital in MI. "He is going to retire", Ian Conyers told The New York Times. Another woman alleges she was sacked by Conyers after she rejected his advances and subsequently settled a wrongful dismissal claim with the congressman.

Gaddis also asked Conyers whether he believes the allegations that have been made against him will impact his legacy.

'The allegations against congressman Conyers as we have learned more since Sunday are serious, disappointing and very credible, ' said Pelosi, a California representative who notably did not call for Conyers to go during a Sunday appearance on NBC's 'Meet the Press'. "This too shall pass", he said, calling in from a local hospital.

John Conyers returned to Detroit from Washington last week and was hospitalized on Wednesday after complaining that he felt light-headed. "My legacy will continue through my children", he said.

He said he's endorsing his son, John Conyers III, to replace him in Congress. Conyers faced calls to resign following reports that he reached a $27,000 settlement with a former aide who said she was sacked for rejecting his sexual advances. Until Tuesday, he was the longest-serving current member of Congress.

A week after the report, second ex-staffer of the congressman also accused him of sexual harassment and several Congressional Black Caucus members urged him to resign.

Instagram Curating Private Archive For Your Instagram Stories
Now you can more fully express your identity by grouping stories you've shared into highlights and featuring them on your profile. There's no limit to how many you can add , but if you get exhausted of a particular highlight you can delete it or edit it.

She said in the affidavit she saw Conyers groping and stroking Brown's legs and the legs of other women in the office and that she saw Brown shortly after an alleged event in Chicago in 2005 where Brown said Conyers' propositioned her in a hotel room.

The House Ethics Committee is investigating allegations of harassment and inappropriate touching by women who once worked for Conyers, including claims by Marion Brown who could testify later this week before the committee.

Since the allegations, both House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and House Majority Leader Paul Ryan have called for Conyers to resign.

At least two other women who worked for him have accused him of sexual misconduct.

Republican congressman Joe Barton separately announced last week he would not seek re-election after a nude photograph of him taken while he was separated from his wife circulated online.

"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.

Conyers has already stepped down from his leadership position as ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee late last month.

Related Articles

  • Trump Says He's Encouraging Orrin Hatch To Run For Another Senate Term

    Trump Says He's Encouraging Orrin Hatch To Run For Another Senate Term

    He charged that Trump's domestic policies would lead to recession and his foreign policies would make the world more unsafe . According to Trump deputies, the president's relationship with Hatch began before Romney planned of being Utah's senator.
    Honor View 10 review: hands-on

    Honor View 10 review: hands-on

    Honor View 10 marks the beginning of a new AI era, enabling a productive, entertaining and fun lifestyle for users. Now we haven't spent a ton of time with the camera yet on the Honor 7X , but it does appear to be pretty good.
    14 killed as burqa-clad terrorists storm Peshawar college

    14 killed as burqa-clad terrorists storm Peshawar college

    In the firefight that ensued, they were confronted by police and paramilitary troops, who killed all the assailants. Information for this article was contributed by Ishtiaq Mahsud of The Associated Press.
  • Ravens CB Smith suspended 4 games for PED violation

    Ravens CB Smith suspended 4 games for PED violation

    Smith's injury tainted an otherwise impressive afternoon for the Ravens (7-5), who played their most complete game of the year. Smith, a first-round draft pick in 2011, has been hampered by injuries throughout his career.
    Yemen's Former President Saleh Killed After Houthis Stop His Motorcade

    Yemen's Former President Saleh Killed After Houthis Stop His Motorcade

    Earlier on Monday, a Sanaa-based activist said that the Houthis had gained control of most of Sanaa from Saleh's forces. That dealt a serious blow to his already fragile alliance with rebel chief Abdul Malik al-Huthi.
    Bill O'Reilly sued for defamation by one of his accusers

    Bill O'Reilly sued for defamation by one of his accusers

    According to the Times , Bernstein's suit did not, unlike some of the other claims against O'Reilly, involve sexual harassment. O'Reilly and spokesman Mark Fabiani did not immediately respond to a Law&Crime request for comment.
  • Obama Says More Women Needed in Power, Subs Trump During Speech

    Obama Says More Women Needed in Power, Subs Trump During Speech

    Barack Obama thinks it's time for more women to take office. Obama said, pointing to a need for change. Obama didn't limit his criticisms of Mr.
    NY AG continues to investigate 'fake' comments on net neutrality

    NY AG continues to investigate 'fake' comments on net neutrality

    The problem? In most parts of the United States, the amount of ISPs available are pitiful, and for many, there is only one option.
    Colin Kaepernick a finalist for Time's 2017 Person of the Year

    Colin Kaepernick a finalist for Time's 2017 Person of the Year

    The group consists of thousands of immigrants who came to the United States with their parents in hope for a better life. He was granted a second five-year term and has been added to the Communist Party's constitution, Time reported.
  • Evacuations in California as wildfires flare out of control

    Evacuations in California as wildfires flare out of control

    Fire officials say the fire broke out Monday east of Santa Paula, which is about 60 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. So far, two buildings have been destroyed and thousands more are without power, according to reports.
    Woods ends strong at Hero tournament

    Woods ends strong at Hero tournament

    No more birdies were forthcoming, however, and Fowler settled for a course-record 61 and an 18-under total of 270. Francesco Molinari (70) was ninth and Tiger Woods, (68) completed the Top-10 alongside Matt Kuchar (71).
    This year's X Factor victor  has been announced

    This year's X Factor victor has been announced

    He also praised runner-up Davies, saying: "Congratulations to Grace who is really an outstanding, outstanding artist". Simon also said he'll donate the proceeds from the winner's single, which were revealed last night.