With House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi calling him to step down, Michigan representative John Conyers has announced his retirement effective immediately.
Rep. John Conyers Jr. has been the target of sexual misconduct allegations and due to the allegations will retire from the House. Conyers is the lower chambers current longest-serving member and is endorsing his son John Conyers III to take his seat.
“This too shall pass. And I want you to know that my legacy will continue through my children,” John Conyers told host Mildred Gaddis from a Detroit radio station.
Several women have came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against Conyers in 2015. Attorney Lisa Bloom revealed Monday the accusations of Elisa Grubbs says she worked with Conyers and he touched her inappropriately in church. She also stated that he exposed himself to her in his home in another incident.
Conyers believes his legacy is still intact despite his unplanned retirement.