Rep. John Conyers not seeking re-election after term

Supporters rally, demand due-process for US Rep. Conyers

Supporters rally, demand due-process for US Rep. Conyers

Congress has been reviewing policies on how to handle sexual harassment complaints after a string of cases involving prominent figures in the US media, Hollywood and politics.

The news comes two weeks after at least six former female staffers accused Conyers of sexual harassment or other inappropriate behavior, and days after Conyers was hospitalized due to stress.

Conyers on Tuesday endorsed his son, John Conyers III, for the seat. This, too, shall pass. "My legacy will continue through my children", he said.

Conyers was first elected to the House in 1964. Until Tuesday, he was the longest-serving current member of Congress.

But following the mounting allegations of sexual harassment, he has faced growing calls to resign from colleagues in the House, including House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.

Conyers, 88, is already facing a House Ethics Committee inquiry.

Democratic Rep. Jerrold Nadler of NY said he was saddened by the resignation of his "friend and mentor" but added: "There can be no tolerance for behavior that subjects women to the kind of conduct that has been alleged". "He is going to retire, ' Conyers" great-nephew Ian, a MI state senator, told the New York Times, adding that he planned to run for the seat in Congress himself, suggesting Conyers would step down at the end of his term and won't seek reelection.

Elisa Grubbs made the allegation in an affidavit released late Monday by her attorney, Lisa Bloom.

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Grubbs said she saw Conyers stroking the legs and buttocks of other staffers on multiple occasions.

Rep. John Conyers on Capitol Hill in 1965.

One time when Grubbs was at Conyers home, she said he came out of the bathroom naked when he knew she was in the room.

"I was taught by a great woman, my mother, to honor women", Conyers wrote, according to the congresswoman. "Systemic change is urgently needed so no other women have to endure the retaliation, secrecy and delays my client Marion Brown and others experienced".

Melanie Sloan, a former Conyers aide and Washington lawyer, told The Washington Post last week that Conyers harassed and verbally abused her when she worked for his Washington office in the 1990s.

"It was sexual harassment, violating my body, propositioning me, inviting me to hotels with the guise of discussing business and then propositioning me for sex", Brown told NBC. Pelosi's call for Conyers' job last Thursday was a 180 from her earlier comments: Last Sunday, Pelosi defended Conyers on Meet the Press, calling him an "icon" and dismissing his accusers' claims. The report didn't specify how Ian Conyers knew of the congressman's plans.

He added that he hopes his retirement will be viewed in the "larger perspective" of his more than 50 years as a lawmaker.

"John Conyers has spent over 50 years protecting the rights of everyone in this country, " the Wayne County Executive said.

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