Sexual Misconduct

Rep. Conyers confirms harassment settlement; ethics investigation opens

Rep. Conyers confirms harassment settlement; ethics investigation opens

John Conyers has dealt with various ethics investigations and a public corruption case that landed his wife in prison during a U.S. House career spanning more than five decades — longer than any other current member.

Allegations that the 88-year-old Michigan Democrat sexually harassed female staff members may be the toughest opponent yet for the party's top member on the House Judiciary Committee.

"He's not as sharp as he used to be," said Adolph Mongo, a longtime follower of Detroit politics who has worked on mayoral campaigns. "This is a young person's game now. You hate to see somebody who has put in 50 years ... go out like this."

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