Veteran Rep. John Conyers announces he is retiring

"The View" co-hosts react to Conyers' resignation amid harassment claims.
1:45 | 12/05/17

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So right before we went on air, the longest serving member of the house of representatives, John Conyers, announced that he is retiring today. He still dens the sexual misconduct allegations against him, and some people are questioning was he right to walk away, would it have been better to stay and fight or can you fight in this environment. Wasn't his health at issue? He spent -- He's in the hospital. He's 88. He certainly has served his country for a long time. I think he's the longest standing congressman. Yeah. I think it was good because right now the look of everyone and all this coming out, he is older, he is on the tail end of his career, do a solid for everyone -- Did you say do a solid? Do a solid for everyone and wrap it up. If you truly did not do one single thing, I always believe in fighting but again, like, if you read into some of these things you have to kind of question -- I think you just walk away. Go enjoy your life, you know. It's a hard narrative for the Democrats, for Nancy Pelosi to say he's a hero, which he is as many of our icons are but also have these sort of sordid pastz of sexual assault. I think if the Democrats care about the future being female as it says on your sweater right now, Sara. It is imperative that he steps down. That being said, his son, John Conyers III, has asked him to replace him in congress. I don't know how altruistic it is. You can't swap out. Yeah, how does that work? He endorsed him. Yeah, because folks do it all the time. You go down the roster and it's like, whoa, wait a minute. He can't just show up to work tomorrow and sit in his seat.

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