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Fri Dec 1, 2017, 04:35 PM

Conyers will decide in coming days whether to resign, attorney says

Source: The Hill

An attorney for Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) said Friday that the embattled congressman would make a decision in the coming days about whether to resign amid allegations of sexual harassment.

"We will discuss in the next day or so what Mr. Conyers plans to do," Arnold Reed, a lawyer for Conyers, said at a news conference in Michigan, where the longest-serving current House member was hospitalized for stress this week.

"As you know, his health is not the best, is not what it should be. He has undergone a second round of examinations. I will meet and confer with doctors and it will be Congressman John Conyers who will be the one to decide what it is hes going to do," Reed added.

In recent days, Conyers has faced mounting calls from his fellow lawyers to resign.

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/house/362822-conyers-will-decide-in-coming-days-whether-to-resign

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Jose Garcia Dec 2017 OP
LovingA2andMI Dec 2017 #1
Pachamama Dec 2017 #2
LovingA2andMI Dec 2017 #3
Pachamama Dec 2017 #4
LovingA2andMI Dec 2017 #7
Thor_MN Dec 2017 #5
LovingA2andMI Dec 2017 #9
JoFerret Dec 2017 #6
LovingA2andMI Dec 2017 #8

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Fri Dec 1, 2017, 06:02 PM

2. If Conyers resigns - is there a special election to replace him?

Or can the Governor replace him? How does this work?

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Fri Dec 1, 2017, 06:08 PM

4. Yes - its Michigan - but he has won this district how many times?

That is the only thing that makes me not worry.

I am still on the fence about Conyers. My guess is his health won't allow him to continue, and that for an 88 year old is not a fake. But I believe at this point there should be ethics investigations into any and all Members of Congress and Senate accused of harassment and a binding decision made.

But I believe Conyers will have to go and Franken won't. I also believe there should be a Justice Dept investigation into the allegations against Trump too.

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Fri Dec 1, 2017, 10:03 PM

5. Question: Did Conyers use his own money or did he use the same slushfund that Farthold used?

 

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Fri Dec 1, 2017, 11:32 PM

6. Conyers must go

I deeply respect his work for civil rights but these allegations are beyond the pale. Than-you Nancy Pelosi for you work and your words.

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