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UPDATE: Attorney to discuss embattled Conyers' health and plans

UPDATE: Attorney to discuss embattled Conyers' health and plans
Posted at 1:38 PM, Dec 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-01 15:20:28-05

The Latest on sexual misconduct allegations against Rep. John Conyers (all times local):

3:00 p.m.

An attorney for Michigan Rep. John Conyers says the congressman will discuss in the coming days whether to resign following allegations of sexual misconduct.

But Arnold Reed told a news conference Friday that the health of the 88-year-old Conyers will be the paramount consideration in the decision and not pressure from Washington politicians.

Reed says that he will be meeting with Conyers' doctors to assess his health after a second round of medical tests. Conyers has been hospitalized since Wednesday evening.

Reed also stressed that Conyers continues to deny that he sexually-harassed anyone.


11:30 a.m.

The lawyer for U.S. Rep. John Conyers says he'll discuss the congressman's health and future plans at a news conference later Friday.

Attorney Arnold Reed's announcement comes as the 88-year-old Democratic lawmaker faces sexual harassment allegations from former staff members and a day after Conyers was admitted to a hospital because he was feeling lightheaded.

At least four House Democrats have said Conyers should resign, including Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and fellowMichigan Rep. Dan Kildee. Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan has also urged Conyers to step down.

Conyers has denied any wrongdoing. Reed has said that Conyers has no plans to resign and will fight the harassment allegations by the women.