Detroit News Columnist Calls for Conyers to Retire

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Jack Fitzpatrick
May 8, 2014, 7:17 a.m.

De­troit News ed­it­or No­lan Fin­ley called for Rep. John Con­yers (D) to re­tire, say­ing Con­yers of­ten has men­tal lapses, in­clud­ing in meet­ings with the News. Fin­ley writes that Con­yers has had trouble re­mem­ber­ing in­form­a­tion about bills he planned to in­tro­duce, and that he once left a meet­ing with the News without ex­plan­a­tion, leav­ing a con­fused aide. 

“Con­yers is no longer fit to serve, and those close to him must know it,” Fin­ley writes. “I don’t know wheth­er he has de­men­tia, Alzheimer’s, senil­ity or some oth­er form of di­min­ished men­tal ca­pa­city. It’s just clear that he’s not quite right.”

Con­yers’s name may not be on the primary bal­lot be­cause of pe­ti­tion sig­na­tures be­ing re­jec­ted after sig­na­ture gather­ers were found to have not been re­gistered voters. (De­troit News)


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