A lawyer for Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) on Thursday said the congressman was not resigning after multiple women came forward to accuse him of sexual harassment.
“He is not going to be pressured by Nancy Pelosi or anyone else to step down. The decision will be made by Congressman Conyers as to what his next course is. That will not be today. That will not be tomorrow,” attorney Arnold Reed said during a press conference in Detroit.
Conyers’ resignation comes after both Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) called on him to step down.
Conyers was hospitalized early on Thursday morning due to what one political consultant described as “stress” surrounding the allegations made against him.