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Conyers hospitalized, reportedly for stress-related illness

U.S. Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich. Photo: Carlos Osorio / AP

Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), 88, has been hospitalized for reported stress-related illness, per CBS Detroit. Family spokesperson Sam Riddle confirmed that Conyers is seeking treatment at a local hospital.

Why it matters: Several women, including two ex-staffers, have accused the congressman of sexual harassment. Conyers has since stepped down from his role as ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee while an ethics investigation takes place.