John Conyers III, an alleged domestic abuser and the son of disgraced former Democratic Michigan Rep. John Conyers Jr., has filed paperwork with the Federal Elections Commission to officially launch his campaign to fill his father’s seat.
Conyers Jr. resigned in disgrace last month following several sexual harassment accusations against him. The outgoing congressman endorsedhis son as his appointed successor.
Conyers III’s campaign comes despite his own history of allegedly mistreating women. Conyers III was arrested in February 2017 after he allegedly body-slammed his girlfriend, spat on her and sliced her arm with a knife.