Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.), who for weeks has been the target of sexual misconduct allegations, announced on Tuesday that he will retire from the House.
Conyers, the lower chamber’s current longest-serving member, told a Detroit-area radio station that he is endorsing his son, John Conyers III, for his seat.
He said he was “retiring today.”
“This too shall pass. And I want you to know that my legacy will continue through my children,” John Conyers told host Mildred Gaddis.
He has remained defiant in the face of the accusations and insisted during the radio appearance that his “legacy can’t be compromised or diminished” by the allegations.
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