Democratic Congressman John Conyers to step aside by House Judiciary Committee amid harassment allegations

Michigan Rep. John Conyers says he is actually stepping aside as the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee amid a congressional investigation into allegations he sexually harassed female staff members.

In a statement Sunday, the 88-year-old Conyers says he denies the allegations along with would certainly like to keep his leadership role on the panel. however he says he “cannot in not bad conscience” allow the charges to be an undue distraction to his House colleagues while the investigation is actually continuing.

The House Ethics Committee is actually investigating Conyers after receiving allegations of sexual harassment along with age discrimination involving staff members as well as using “official resources for impermissible personal purposes.”

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