It looks like Conyers is heeding Nancy Pelosi’s advice – sorta. He’s said to be retiring from office at the end of his term and he’s blaming it on….his health:
THE HILL – Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), who is embroiled in a sexual misconduct scandal, will reportedly announce on Tuesday that he will not run for re-election next year.
The New York Times reported that Ian Conyers, a relative of the congressman who is also a state senator in Michigan, will run for his seat in the 13th Congressional District.
“He is not resigning. He is going to retire,” Ian Conyers told the newspaper. “His doctor advised him that the rigor of another campaign would be too much for him just in terms of his health.”
The Detroit Free Press reported Monday that another accuser came forward saying the congressman touched her inappropriately at church.
Conyers is an old man and I think it’s entirely possible that all of these sexual harassment allegations created a stressful situation for him and put him in the hospital.
That said, I don’t believe for a second he’s retiring because of his health. If his health was all that paramount, he’d resign now instead of waiting almost another year to retire.
And notice how they are trying to keep the seat in his family? Ugh.
And there it is…
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