Conyers resigns from Congress after harassment claims


Conyers resigns from Congress after harassment claims
 

WASHINGTON - Rep. John Conyers Jr., under intense pressure to resign amid multiplying allegations that he sexually harassed former employees, announced Tuesday that he would leave Congress immediately, and he endorsed his son, John Conyers III, to succeed him.
Conyers, 88, the "dean" of the House and the longest-serving African-American in history, acquiesced to weeks of pressure from fellow Democrats, but by trying to keep his Detroit-area seat in the family, he touched off a family feud between his 27-year-old son and his great-nephew, Ian Conyers, a state senator from Michigan... read more

 
5 December 2017 in Politics, Views: 24
Source: Chron
 


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