John Conyers Resigns
Rep. John Conyers is retiring after sexual misconduct allegations. Cenk Uygur, the host of The Young Turks, breaks it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.
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“WASHINGTON ― Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) announced Tuesday that he is retiring from Congress following pressure from lawmakers to step down over multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.
“I am retiring today,” Conyers said on a radio program called “The Mildred Gaddis Show.”
Conyers, 88, the longest-serving current member of the House, has denied the allegations, which include touching female staffers inappropriately and propositioning them for sex. He repeated that denial Tuesday, calling the allegations “not accurate.”
“I can’t explain where they came from,” Conyers said.
He told Gaddis his legacy “can’t be compromised or diminished in any way” by the allegations, arguing it will continue through his children.
“This too shall pass,” he said.
Conyers endorsed his son, John Conyers III, to succeed him in Congress.
Conyers previously announced that he would temporarily step down as the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, pending the results of a House ethics investigation into the allegations.”
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