John Conyers Attorney Press Conference 12/1/17
Attorney: Rep. John Conyers to discuss in coming days whether to resign; congressman's health is paramount issue. Rep. John Conyers' lawyer insisted Friday that the lawmaker is innocent of any sexual harassment or assault against a former female staffer, but will spend the next two days considering whether to resign or retire due to new health concerns.
"Mr. Conyers asserts that he has done nothing wrong and for some reason, the tide has turned," Arnold Reed told reporters in Detroit Friday afternoon. "He will continue to defend himself until the cows come home."
Conyers was sent to the hospital soon after sexual misconduct allegations surfaced against him. He is undergoing a second round of medical tests Friday after being hospitalized in Detroit Thursday for "stress."
Reed said the results of those tests aren't in yet, and Reed indicated they will be a factor in ongoing talks about whether he should resign. Reed said another factor is whether Conyers, 88, believes he can continue to serve effectively in Congress.