A relative says John Conyers, who is battling sexual harassment allegations from former female staffers, won’t seek re-election to a 28th term in Congress.
Michigan state Sen. Ian Conyers, a grandson of John Conyers’ brother, told The New York Times for a story Tuesday that the 88-year-old Democrat’s doctor “advised him that the rigor of another campaign would be too much for him, just in terms of his health.”
Ian Conyers told the newspaper that his great-uncle — the longest-serving current U.S. House member — “is not resigning. He is going to retire.” The report didn’t specify how Ian Conyers knew of the congressman’s plans. He said he plans to run for John Conyers’ seat in Washington, D.C.