Conyers 'Retiring Today,' Endorses Son to Replace Him

The Latest Conyers lawyer says accuser jumping on bandwagon

Conyers, who spoke for the first time since returning to his home district amid allegations of sexual harassment, made the comments on Mildred Gaddis' radio show in Detroit.

A woman who says she worked for U.S. Rep. John Conyers for more than a decade says he slid his hand up her skirt and rubbed her thighs while she was sitting next to him in the front row of a church.

Conyers' attorney, Arnold Reed, confirmed to ABC News that the lawmaker meant retiring effective immediately.

The sexual harassment allegations against Conyers surfaced November 20 after BuzzFeed News reported he settled a wrongful dismissal complaint with an employee in 2015 for $27,000 in exchange for a confidentiality agreement and that he made advances toward female staffers, including requests for sexual favors, caressing their hands in a "sexually suggestive" way, and rubbing their legs and backs in an inappropriate manner while in the office or in public.

Conyers said in the interview that this in no way will tarnish his legacy. "The other accuser is Grubbs' cousin, the Free Press noted".

"This is the first of several affidavits I will be releasing describing allegations that you sexually harassed staffers and covered up complaints", Bloom tweeted.

As the furor grew in recent weeks, he stepped down as the ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, and the Ethics Committee began looking into the allegations.

'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'.

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 MI law. And a former scheduler complained of sexual harassment and retaliation.

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'It's very sad. The courageous women who came forward are owed justice, ' Pelosi continued at a Capitol press conference.

His lawyer earlier said on Twitter that Conyers would make an announcement at 10:15 a.m.

"No one is going after the senator, so why, all of a sudden, are they going after John Conyers?"

Wounded by the mounting accusations, and well aware of the potential implications for Democrats' efforts to win congressional seats in next year's mid-term elections, the party's congressional leadership last week called for Conyers to resign.

They said the congressman is entitled to due process.

Conyers has denied the allegations of sexual misconduct.

Last week, minority leader Nancy Pelosi said Conyers should step down.

The 88-year-old congressman is facing several sexual harassment allegations from former staff members.

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