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The long-serving Democrat from Michigan, John Conyers, announced his immediate resignation from office this week amid a flurry of sexual harassment allegations, and endorsed his son, John Conyers III, to succeed him in the congressional seat.
But the real sparks might only be just beginning.
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“I want you to know that my legacy will continue through my children,” the elder Conyers, 88, told radio host Mildred Gaddis on Tuesday, according to MLive. “I have a great family here and especially in my oldest boy, John Conyers III, who incidentally I endorsed to replace me in my seat in Congress.”
But the Michigan media was quick to note that the 27-year-old son of the congressman has never held elected office before, and had a bit of a controversial history of his own to contend with now that he has been thrust into the public eye by virtue of his father’s disgraceful exit from his seemingly tenured position.
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The elder Conyers was forced to reimburse the Treasury Department of taxpayer money in 2010 after it was discovered that his son had been driving around Detroit in a government-registered, taxpayer-funded vehicle — a vehicle he was not supposed to be using.
MLive also reported separately in 2010 about a since-deleted tweet from the younger Conyers about his father, which seemed to reveal that the congressman’s family was well aware of his philandering ways with the women.
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Conyers III had tweeted, “My dad is a f***ing playa and reckless as ****! He just got at this doods wife super low-key.”
The Daily Caller noted that, on top of referring to his father as a “f***ing playa” who was making moves on married women, the younger Conyers also briefly toyed with the idea of becoming a rapper.
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In one of the songs he produced a video for, the young Conyers repeatedly used explicit...
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