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On Sunday morning, following several accusations of inappropriate behavior, Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) announced that he is stepping down from his position as ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee.

The embattled congressman, just hours after House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi referred to him as “an icon,” delivered an official statement:

His full statement read:

"After careful consideration and in light of the attention drawn by recent allegations made against me, I have notified the Democratic Leader of my request to step aside as Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee during the investigation of these matters.

I deny these allegations, many of which were raised by documents reportedly paid for by a partisan alt-right blogger. I very much look forward to vindicating myself and my family before the House Committee on Ethics."

In addition, Conyers explained his decision in a series of tweets:

Conyers has said several times that, while he intends to cooperate fully with any investigation the House Ethics Committee should undertake, he has no plans to step down from his seat in the House of Representatives.

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