Representative John Conyers has been around a long, long time. He has been in office since 1964 and was there when Lyndon Johnson was President. Just. Wow. Now, Mr. Conyers is going into retirement.
There are those that will tell you that he is being forced to retire. The sexual harassment charges have mounted rapidly now that the floodgates have opened. He will tell you that it is a health issue.
There seems to be a battle starting to see who it is that replaces him. Mr. Conyers has already endorsed his son for the seat. It appears that a wife and a nephew are also fighting for some Congressional largess. Here it is – Family Feud!
As Written By Gideon Resnick for the Daily Beast:
Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), the longest serving member of the House of Representatives and the subject of a flurry of sexual-misconduct allegations in the last few weeks, said he was “retiring today” during a radio interview Tuesday.
“I’m in the process of putting my retirement plans together and I’ll have more of that very soon,” Conyers said in an interview with the station, Praise 102.7.
No sooner had he announced plans to vacate his seat, however, than an intra-family feud erupted into public view over who would take it over.
The embattled Michigan Democrat said on Tuesday that he wanted his son, John Conyers III, to replace him when he departs. But earlier in the morning, Conyers’ nephew, Ian Conyers, said that he would be seeking the seat.
“I’m absolutely going to file for his seat, Ian Conyers, a state senator, told the New York Times. “The work of our congressional district, where I come out of, has to continue.”
The confusion over Conyer’s replacement reflected the frantic final chapter of the congressman’s storied-turned-controversial career……..
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