John Conyers announces immediate retirement; endorses son for seat

John Conyers announces immediate retirement; endorses son for seat
John Conyers (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Must ensure a stable Succession to the title.  He had Sheila Jackson Lee read his resignation letter to the House.]

Embattled Rep. John Conyers, D-Michigan, has announced Tuesday that he is retiring and has endorsed his son, John Conyers III to run for his seat. Conyers’ lawyer confirmed that the retirement is effective immediately.

“My legacy can’t be compromised or diminished in any way by what we’re going through now. This too shall pass,” said Conyers on a local Michigan radio station Tuesday morning.

He added, “I want you to know that my legacy will continue through my children. I have a great family here and especially in my oldest boy, John Conyers III who incidentally I endorsed to replace me in my seat in Congress.”

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