Rep. John Conyers Jr. announced on a Michigan radio show a few minutes ago that he’s retiring and won’t seek reelection in 2018:
"I am retiring today"-Dean of the House 29-term Michigan Democrat @RepJohnConyers announces he won't seek election in 2018 on
Mildred Gaddis Detroit radio show. Endorses his son John Conyers III to replace him.
— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) December 5, 2017
That’s retirement, not a resignation:
Conyers will NOT resign. He will not seek re-election and endorses his son to take his place.
— Mary Elizabeth (@mchastain81) December 5, 2017
He then endorsed his son, Jonn Conyers III:
Conyers endorses his son, John Conyers III, to replace him in Congress.
— Melissa Nann Burke (@nannburke) December 5, 2017
Conyers Jr. went on to say that his “legacy can’t be compromised or diminished in any way” by the sexual harassment allegations:
Congressman John Conyers to Detroit radio: "My legacy can't be compromised or diminished in any way" by sexual harassment allegations.
"This too shall pass."
— Michael Mathes (@MichaelMathes) December 5, 2017
Rep. John Conyers endorses his son, John Conyers III, to replace him in Congress. Conyers telling a Detroit radio show, "My legacy will continue through my children."
— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) December 5, 2017
And if voters don’t like John Conyers III, they can vote for Ian Conyers, Conyers Jr.’s great-nephew:
To be clear, it now seems there will be two Conyers running for Rep. John Conyers, Jr.'s seat. His son, John Conyers III and Ian Conyers, his great nephew.
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) December 5, 2017
Besides his son, the grandson of the congressman’s brother also reportedly plans to run for his seat.
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) December 5, 2017
Sheesh. Are there any other Conyers that are going to run?