BREAKING: Former Rep. John Conyers Dies at Age 90

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Posted: Oct 27, 2019 6:30 PM
BREAKING: Former Rep. John Conyers Dies at Age 90

Source: AP Photo/Carlos Osorio

The longest-serving African-American member of Congress, John Conyers, has passed away at age 90. Supporters of the former representative from Michigan consider Conyers a civil rights hero. In 2017, House Democrats called on Conyers to resign following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. 

Many people reacted to the news on Twitter. 

Conyers was first elected to the House in 1965. He resigned from Michigan's 13th Congressional District in 2017. The seat is currently held by Rep. Rashida Tlaib. 

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