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John Conyers, One of the Longest-Serving Members of Congress, Dies at 90

Former U.S. Rep. John Conyers, one of the longest-serving members of Congress has died. He was 90.

Conyers died at his home on Oct. 27, said Detroit police spokesman Cpl. Dan Donakowski. The death “looks like natural causes,” Donakowski added.

Conyers became the first Capitol Hill politician to lose his job amid sexual misconduct allegations in 2017. A former staffer alleged she was fired because she rejected his sexual advances, and others said theyd witnessed inappropriate behavior.

Conyers initially said he looked forward to vindicating himself and his family, but he announced his immediate retirement in December 2017 after fellow Democrats called for his resignation. The chorus included Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the Houses top Democrat.

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Congressman John Conyers votes at Word of Power Ministry in Highland Park in Detroit, Mich., on Aug. 5, 2014. (Brandy Baker/Detroit News via AP)Read More – Source

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