Rep. Conyers will retire after harassment allegations


Rep. Conyers needs to leave Congress after sexual misconduct reports: Rep. Black

Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) said Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) needs to resign following reports of sexual misconduct, and added that if the allegations against GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore are true, he should also step down.

WASHINGTON, Dec 5 (Reuters) - U.S. Representative John Conyers said he was retiring on Tuesday and that he would endorse his son to replace him after several women accused him of sexual misconduct.

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"I am retiring today," Conyers, the longest serving U.S. congressman, said in an interview with a Detroit radio station, although he continued to deny the accusations against him.

(Reporting by Makini Brice; Editing by Doina Chiacu)

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