Embattled congressman won't seek re-election: Family member

Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., 88, facing multiple sexual harassment allegations, will not run for re-election in 2018, a relative told ABC News.
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George, a new accuser has also now come out against John Conyers. This morning Conyers is expected to make an announcement about his future. Our senior congressional correspondent Mary Bruce has the latest on capitol hill. Good morning, Mary. Reporter: Good morning, robin. Well, John Conyers, the longest serving congressman is expected to announce he is retiring. The 88-year-old has been under mounting political pressure to step aside as the allegations against him have been piling up. Now his nephew tells us this is not the congressman waving the white flag, he insists the congressman is retiring, not resigning. As first reported by "The new York Times" Conyers is expected to make the announcement on a local radio program later this morning. He is now the first member of congress to announce his departure as part of this recent wave of sexual misconduct allegations. But we know fully well that this controversy hitting both sides of the aisle. A Republican is under fire for coming to a settlement with one of his former staffers? Reporter: And, robin, that former staffer is speaking out saying her decision to file a claim against congressman Blake Farenthold took a toll on her career and realized working in Washington, quote, was no longer going to be in the cards. The congressman denies wrongdoing but is promising to pay tax bares fact for that settlement that reportedly cost $84,000. All right. Thank you, Mary. Hitting both sides of the aisle as you say ricocheted across the country.

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