Conyers Retires from Congress
Special to the Chronicle
WASHINGTON—U.S. Rep. John Conyers Sr. (Dem., Mich.), the longest-serving active member of the U.S. House of Representatives and a founder of the Congressional Black Caucus, retired from Congress on Tuesday after facing a number of allegations of sexual misconduct.
The 88-year-old Michigan Democrat called in to a Detroit radio station from an area hospital to make his announcement.
“I am retiring today,” he said. “I want everyone to know how much I appreciate the suppor.”
The congressman spoke to Mildred Gaddis, a morning host on Detroit FM-radio station Praise 102.7.
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