Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) Announces the Inevitable … His Retirement Following Sexually Harassment Scandals
WHO DIDN’T SEE THIS COMING …
On Tuesday, Rep. John Conyers (D-Michigan) has resigned from office. Sorry, he is calling it a retirement. One too many women came forward to sexually harassment allegations he knew to be true. The end was near when Conyers went into the hospital for stress. This was an obvious way to have an out. I guess this is one way to drain the swamp. What is probably most troubling and becomes obvious to the out of touch nature of Conyers is that in the midst of the sexual allegations of misconduct, some of which settlements were made, he said the following in his retirement, “My legacy can’t be compromised or diminished in any way by what we’re going through now. This too shall pass.” Really? That’s how flipped this Democrat man is with sexual misconduct against women. Also, in some vision that Michigan is a monarchy, Conyers endorsed his son to run for his seat. To the people of Michigan, why don’t you try a fresh start.
Embattled Rep. John Conyers, D-Michigan, has announced Tuesday that he is retiring and has endorsed his son, John Conyers III to run for his seat. Conyers’ lawyer confirmed that the retirement is effective immediately.
“My legacy can’t be compromised or diminished in any way by what we’re going through now. This too shall pass,” said Conyers on a local Michigan radio station Tuesday morning.
He added, “I want you to know that my legacy will continue through my children. I have a great family here and especially in my oldest boy, John Conyers III who incidentally I endorsed to replace me in my seat in Congress.”
Shortly after the announcement, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, took to the House floor to read a statement from Conyers. She said he asked her to read his statement announcing his decision and that he’s notified House Speaker Paul Ryan, Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Michigan Governor Rick Snyder of his plans to step down.
“Given the totality of the circumstance of not being afforded the right of due process in conjunction with current health conditions, and to preserve my legacy and good name, I am retiring. I hope my retirement will be viewed in the larger perspective of my record of service as I enter a new chapter,” the statement from Conyers read.
While Conyers maintains he would be retiring immediately, CBS News’ Steve Chaggaris reports that Conyers’ resignation from the House will trigger a special election to replace him to be called by the governor, per Michigan law. That will take place as soon as the Michigan governor’s office receives his letter of resignation.