Conyers Resigns: "My Legacy Can't Be Compromised Or Diminished"


Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) announced on Detroit's WPZR-AM The Mildred Gaddis Show Tuesday morning that he will retire from Congress and endorse his son, John Conyers III, to replace him in Congress.

Conyers is under fire for multiple accusations of sexual harassment including one allegation of sexual misconduct from a former staffer that resulted in a settlement. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called on Conyers to resign last week.

"My legacy can't be compromised or diminished in any way by what we're going through now," Conyers said in an interview with the local radio host. "This too shall pass."

"I want you to know that my legacy will continue through my children. I have a great family here and especially in my oldest boy, John Conyers III who incidentally I endorsed to replace me in my seat in Congress," Conyers announced.

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