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Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich.

(FOX NEWS) - Rep. John Conyers on Tuesday announced his immediate retirement and endorsed his son John Conyers III to take his seat in Congress.

"I am retiring today," Conyers, D-Mich., said in a local radio interview. "I want everyone to know how much I appreciate people's support."

The 88-year-old Conyers made his decision two weeks after sexual harassment allegations first surfaced and after returning last week to his Detroit-area district to discuss his political future with family and advisers.