John Conyers

Rep. John Conyers, the longest-serving member of Congress, has announced his retirement amid sexual misconduct allegations. In a radio interview on Tuesday, Conyers said he would not run for a 28th consecutive term.

“I am in the process of putting my retirement plans together,” Conyers told Mildred Gaddis, a radio host based in Detroit. He added that he is endorsing his son, John Conyers III, to replace him in Congress.

The surprise announcement comes days after Conyers was hospitalized for stress-related symptoms.

Conyers, 88, vowed he would not step down after former female staffers accused him of sexual misconduct in the workplace.
 
SEE ALSO: John Conyers hospitalized for stress
 
Last week, Conyers’ attorney, Arnold Reed, said the congressman refused to be “forced out of office” after the House ethics committee launched an investigation into the allegations.

Last week, a third former staffer, Deanna Maher, said that in 1997 Conyers stripped to his underwear in front of her in his office.

But Bob Weiner, a former Conyers aide, said the lawmaker stripping in front of his staff was no big deal.

“He changes clothes in his office,” Weiner told reporters on Tuesday. “Most of us have walked in on him accidentally without knocking and have seen him in his underwear. Big deal.”

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  • JRock

    In other news, did y’all see Beyonce on the elevator yesterday with her grandfather? Someone said her grandfather was celebrating his 84th birthday.

  • tintin

    well his old ass is 88, he needs to go sit down. I mean I’m sure he’s made enough money stop being greedy.

    i can get early retirement here at work, by 55 I’m out and will be enjoying my pension.Why people work beyond years of retirement baffles me. Go enjoy your senior years.

  • Noirluv45

    A lot of people work beyond retirement because they enjoy working and want to stay busy. They feel it keeps them young and energized. They are enjoying their senior years. I tip my hat to them.

  • Phillybruh

    If moore wins like I expect him too, Conyers should stay put until he leaves this earth!

  • justlooking

    My father worked for 44 years, he loved what he did and enjoys his retirement now. His home is paid for and they go where they want when they want. And those extra years paid off.

  • Bonsai

    Job security for his son. It must be nice to not have to worry about getting a job since it will be passed down to you from your father.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    The RNC is now helping Moore again after Trump’s endorsement yesterday.

    McConnell said that if Moore wins he will be welcomed into the Senate.

    If Moore wins I give him two three months tops before he’s arrested trying to pick up some under-aged prostitute.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Some people can’t afford to retire.
    My guess is that he doesn’t have anything better to do.

  • Trey

    Besides the sexual misconduct….there was no reason for him to still be in office at that age…..

  • Noirluv45

    Why? If he was effective and had a good track record, why should he not be in office (other than the sexual misconduct)?

  • Trey

    Have you read the reports that the man was borderline senile???

  • dontgetblocked

    Bye Bye! His old azz should have been gone. The Democrats kept on squealing…now sexual harassment is taking them down. And NO! His damn son won’t get his seat. It doesn’t work like that. You retire in disgrace and your son replaces you? Knocking down liberals …one idiot at a time.

  • dontgetblocked

    28 elections. That’s ridiculous!

  • Elevated Soul

    He endorsed his son to carry on the family business,because It’s not about service.Only a fool would vote for the son but I realize that fools are plentiful in these streetz……

  • Blaque Mahogany

    If Moore wins I give him two three months tops before he’s arrested trying to pick up some under-aged prostitute.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    This would be ideal. Then again, no one will care. They will still support him.

  • dontgetblocked

    She looked like a drunk granny.

  • Duhjaaango

    It’s time for all n****s who brush their hair backwards to retire.

  • Quitedeliteful

    I agree. I don’t know about his track record but if you are mentally astute and capable you should be able to work as long as you can carry out the functions of the job…

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ms.Vanilla

    And how many old senile white men are there in office? and when they leave they “grandfather” in their kin folk too.

  • HIS4EVA

    RAY J IS THE NEW HOST ON THE REAL. OFFICIALLY!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Phillybruh

    Nah, they need the numbers the writings on the wall for 2018 they did the math.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Of course he’s going to endorse his son — who else would he endorse??? Politics is a business and politics is his family business…

  • 5000BlinK

    Giggling

  • 5000BlinK

    I think this is a good idea.

  • You Could Never

    Rep. John Conyers, the longest-serving member of Congress

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^
    no he isnt. BUT I will say the same thing when they old and still serving. carry your ass home. They had to practically prop Strom Thurmond 101 years old ass UP. Like really? Dont nobody want to see that. Your ass been around since liquor was illegal. Your class picture is a hand painting. Go home Roger.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    It would be a huge deal for Republicans going into the 2018 midterms along with a very unpopular tax cut for the wealthy.

  • You Could Never

    Some people can’t afford to retire.
    ^^^^^^^^^
    He can. he has been stealing since Model T’s were rolling off the assembly line in Detroit.

  • You Could Never

    And Detroit politics has LONG had enough of nepotisim and corruption amongst its black politicians. Local and national level. Fukk his son. Yall broke. Literally. Filed bankrupt. You cannot AFFORD to elect his son. Yall better wake yall asses UP Detroit. Stop voting for fukkery.

  • You Could Never

    *Nepotism

  • Noirluv45

    Yep. That’s how the business flows with them. They have so many connections and loop holes available to them.

  • Noirluv45

    My thoughts exactly.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    I don’t know ya’ll. If all I had to do was go to an office and do practically nothing all day long, I might work til I’m 100 too…

  • tintin

    lmao hahhahahh. i agree

  • Noirluv45

    No, I haven’t, but I suppose those who vote for him should.

  • 5000BlinK

    What we gonna do about our dumb #45 yall….. The way I see it (History) he should go ahead and see if the House and the Senate will Impeach him… He should go all the way out and get Impeached!!! He will be the 1st US Prez to be Impeached. Thats all he got right now if he is gonna be a memory. Do yall think this is a good move?

  • 5000BlinK

    It cant be that easy….. NOPE! nerves prolly bad as helllllllll

  • hottlanta

    I plan on working as long as I am alive. Grand Hots retired and first it was all good and now she is bored with just getting up looking at television everyday. I have retired neighbors and I don’t plan to go to the mall to sit on a bench and go to a senior citizens home and getting excited. I plan on being active and traveling the world in first class style. I want my robe, I want my slippers and I want my room service. I will not be catching a bus to the casinos with a busload of women as my form of entertainment and staying at a Holiday Inn. I am very active and wanna keep up my active lifestyle into my golden years. If I gotta get up everyday I might as well go somewhere and make some money. I love to work.

  • hottlanta

    Here here and I plan to be one of them.

  • hottlanta

    We learned that from the Kennedy’s.

  • MsPam

    They will elect his son on name alone and he will be in office for 100 years ! Detroit stays losing!

  • Quitedeliteful

    Yuup…

  • hottlanta

    Watch how Dump can’t find the car that is in front of him to get in when he gets off the plane in 2017 and he is talking about running for President in 2020. He needs to leave. I am tired of my tax dollars going to the Secret Service for protection of his break baby daughter Tiffany.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHyQiRBTk1k

  • JRock

    Everybody knows that Dump has a sidepiece or several sides. So does the alien martian faced wife Marlania. I’m just wondering how the secret service is arranging for both of them to continue to see their side pieces because everybody and their mama knows that’s a sham marriage and that they both are cheating. I can’t wait until Mueller gets him outta there!

  • hottlanta

    Don’t get me started on non-reading Betsy Devoe and her crooked army privatizing Black Hawk brother Eric Prince government connections. He doesn’t even live here because of what he did in the Iraq war and still getting the D.C. money.I was glad when it was exposed that he wanted to privatize a war for 10 billion dollar. He would have gotten it had it not leaked. His crooked behind didn’t show up for the secret meeting. The meeting should have never taken place to put poor people lives on the line so your rich behind can get paid. That is his form of trickle down economics. Black people and family generations to get money/power in politics got a long way to go. When these DC guys start privatizing stuff complaining about government overreach while getting paid by the same government it is going to their families.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Cackles**

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    That’s true but the only thing that Republicans care about is winning.

  • MsVet

    It’s sad it came to this I am happy women have found their voices. Now can we get Clarence Thomas off the bench. No one believed her story when she had to come and tell her story before the world. I did though because I can relate and experienced it.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Trump’s side piece is Ivanka’s friend Hope Hicks.

  • NeverSurprised

    This will be a family battle. In addition to his son , Ian Conyers, a Michigan state senator and the grandson of Rep. Conyers’s brother, said he also plans to run for the seat being vacated by his 88-year-old great-uncle.

    mobile.nytimes.com/2017/12/05/us/politics/john-conyers-election.amp.html

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    There was another lady Angela Wright (Shannon) was about to testify against Thomas before the Democrats cancelled her testimony

  • 5000BlinK

    Whhhyyyy??? LMAO! dude is an idot . I will still say this though, I was NOT UP FOR ANOTHER CLINTON ADMINISTRATION but lets be clear, I did NOT vote for this dumb azz

  • NeverSurprised

    “He will be the 1st US Prez to be Impeached.”
    ——————————
    WRONG!!. Two US presidents have been impeached. Andrew Johnson in 1868, and rapist and intern-molester Bill Clinton in 1998.

    https://www.thoughtco.com/presidents-who-were-impeached-3368130

    Impeachment is the leveling of charges by the House. It is not the same as removal from Office, which requires a vote of conviction by the Senate.

    Neither of these two things will happen to President Trump
    because you dems don’t have the votes. You will all spend tbe next 7 years wishing and hoping, then being as disappointed as you were the night KKK-Loving Hillary lost. Truth. ?

  • JRock

    Really? Now that you mention it, I do recall hearing something like that about a month ago.

  • Noirluv45

    Amen! Why not do it if you can.

  • wiseone

    You mean Uncle Clarence Thomas.

  • hottlanta

    I don’t plan to travel like one of my girlfriends did years ago. She had me rolling when she said we along with some women on a trip to Florida where they rented a van/house only to get down there to play cards and cook a spaghetti dinner. No one had any tours planned or anything they wanted to just stay in the house for 5 days. A fixed retirement income will do it ya. I want the whole travel experience. She left them and said she will never travel with that group again.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Dude’s been office since 1965, when Lyndon Johnson was president, and now he wants his SON to take over? Ridiculous. Nepotism at it’s finest.

  • My Thoughts

    ??

  • Noirluv45

    Lol! I’m with you. That’s not how I like to travel either. When I go on vacation, I don’t want to cook or just stay inside. I can do that at home. Lol! I guess it was good for them to get away even though they stayed in for those days.

  • hottlanta

    My friend had me dying when she said all they sat around and talked about was their old postal jobs. That is why we need a life outside of our jobs when they are on a job so when you are off the job you will have a life. I have a full life and want to continue to live in my older life. I was looking at Carmen who is 88 flawless and still dancing at 88. Cecily and Patti still doing it, doing it and doing it well.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I cant see enough Republicans getting together to impeach him. The Republican National Committee has decided to support Roy Moore in Alabama now, so that tells you their whole mindset. It’s “win at all costs” for them right now . Child molesters, vagina-grabbers…all are welcome with today’s Republican Party.

  • stevetheque

    No more Conyers!! Time to get a job guys

  • Noirluv45

    Chile, getting older doesn’t mean slowing down. I’m with you. I want to live my life. In fact, my brother used to go walking on the beach and these older people were passing him up. Those ladies you mentioned are still doing it and running rings around the youngins.

  • hottlanta

    Yep and we can’t live out lives like that generational life lesson that has been passed down to women. You grow up, get married, you have kids and then you die. No fun no schooling , no girlfriends or nothing. Just concentrate on your husband and kids that will satisfy all your life needs and you will be fine. Got women today knocking themselves out to live like that and if they don’t make it they and other women call them a failure. She could be doing all she can to keep the man but the man could be doing all he can to not keep her but if they break up it is HER fault. Yet we give the man the luxury to move on but afford the same luxury to her. I see women who say they haven’t been to a movie or concert in years and I ask why and they say they didn’t have a date or girlfriend to go with them. I don’t put my life on hold for someone to go anywhere with me. If I wanna go I go. So HAPPY I don’t live my life my those generational life lies rule.

  • Noirluv45

    This is one of the best posts I’ve read in a long time. You got that right. It’s funny the dynamics between men and women, relationships, and break ups. Girls are often told when they are younger that their value is wrapped in on whether or not they have a man and/or children. So many of us lay down our lives for, not only our men, but for our families, and when it’s over, many are left high and dry. Right! You don’t have to wait around for anyone to do what you wanna do. Do not put your life on hold for anyone. Keep living and breaking those generation rules.

  • hottlanta

    I raised Lil Hota different than mom raised me. I told them to know/define their emotional, physical, financial and sexual worth before they get with any man. I hear women all the time say when they break up with someone I am going to be alone and try to find myself. Shouldn’t you know your worth before you get with him so when it is over you know you are somebody. DUH!!!!

  • Noirluv45

    Yes! That’s how we raise our young women. I’ve seen so many women putting up with men because they’ve invested so much time with him and they don’t want to start over AND so many women feel defined by a man, so they’d rather have a little something than nothing at all. YES, a woman should know her worth. When it’s over, they will be in pain, but they’ll get over it. I know the frogs I’ve kissed helped me learn more about me and what I will/won’t put up with. I’d rather be alone than miserable. You sound like a great mama.