Rep. John Conyers not seeking re-election after term

Announcement on embattled Conyers promised Tuesday

A relative says John Conyers, who is battling sexual harassment allegations from former female staffers, won't seek re-election to a 28th term in Congress.

Conyers' attorney Arnold Reed tweeted Monday that he and the congressman will appear on the 102.7 FM Mildred Gaddis radio show on Tuesday at 10:15 a.m.to announce the Detroit Democrat's decision on whether he plans to stay in Congress.

Just late last night, another woman who says she worked for Conyers also came forward to say the congressman groped her while they were in church.

Arnold Reed, attorney for Rep. John Conyers, holds up an image of Conyers and Marion Brown, one of the two women accusing the congressman of inappropriate behavior, as he addresses the media in Detroit on December 1.

Conyers on Tuesday endorsed his son, John Conyers III, for the seat.

"My legacy can't be compromised, or diminished in any way by what we are going through now", Conyers said.

"When Rep. Conyers inappropriately touched me like this", said Grubbs, as reported by the paper, "my eyes would pop out and I would be stunned in disbelief". Grubbs is the cousin of another accuser, Marion Brown, who previously broke a confidentiality agreement to speak publicly.

The revelations against Conyers came amid a flurry of allegations of sexual misconduct against several of his colleagues in both the House and Senate, including Reps.

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'The allegations against congressman Conyers as we have learned more since Sunday are serious, disappointing and very credible, ' said Pelosi, a California representative who notably did not call for Conyers to go during a Sunday appearance on NBC's 'Meet the Press'. Conyers, 88, was hospitalized last week for a stress-related illness after returning home from Washington, D.C.

Anthony was referring to allegations of sexual harassment leveled against President Donald Trump during his campaign for office.

"I think there should be a complete disclosure and revealing to all the citizens in the country what federal legislatures are doing or not doing - and any cost that may have incurred as a result of that", Conyers said.

'It's very sad. The courageous women who came forward are owed justice, ' Pelosi continued at a Capitol press conference. Such behavior "was a regular part of life while working in the office of Rep. Conyers", she said.

They said the congressman is entitled to due process.

BuzzFeed was the first news outlet to report last week about a settlement Conyers made with a former staffer who had accused him of sexual misconduct.

Following these accusations, House minority leader Nanci Pelosi eventually asked Conyers to step down, as did Rep. James E. Clyburn.

Ian Conyers told the newspaper that his great-uncle - the longest-serving current U.S. House member - "is not resigning".

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