This comes one week after Dem Leader Nancy Pelosi, along with a growing list of other Democrats called for Conyers to step aside.
Embattled Rep. John Conyers, D-Michigan plans to announce that he will not be seeking re-election in 2018 and his great-nephew, Michigan state Senator Ian Conyers, is set to run for his seat instead.
The younger Conyers confirmed the move to CBS News' Jonathan Blakely which will be formally announced by the senator's attorney on a local Michigan radio station Tuesday morning.
According to a phone interview with the New York Times, the state senator was adamant that the elder Conyers was not resigning, but retiring instead. The 88-year-old Democrat is the longest-serving current House member.
"His doctor advised him that the rigor of another campaign would be too much for him just in terms of his health," Ian Conyers told the Times
What's happening to Conyers is all about race, of course....
Here is the wife of John Conyers confronting the media, who is wanting answers.
WIFE: "Do you stalk white people's houses? Or just come to the black houses?