Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., has been hospitalized due to stress, a spokesman for his family said Thursday.
Sam Riddle, a family spokesman and political consultant, said the 88-year-old was admitted to the hospital recently and is resting comfortably.
“He’s doing OK, as well as can be expected for a gentleman that’s approaching 90 years of age,” Riddle told reporters Thursday.
When asked if Conyers' hospitalization was "stress-induced," Riddle said it was.
Riddle attributed the recent decline in Conyers’ health to the “media assault” that’s taken place since the congressman was accused of sexual misconduct.
Several women have accused Conyers, the longest-serving member of Congress, of sexual harassment. The Michigan Democrat reportedly settled a wrongful dismissal case with a former female staffer in 2015, who claimed she was fired for rejecting Conyers’ sexual advances.
Two other women have spoken publicly about Conyers’ inappropriate behavior, and a former scheduler for the Michigan Democrat filed a lawsuit against Conyers accusing him of sexual misconduct.
The former female employee withdrew the complaint, though, when a court denied her request to keep it sealed.
Conyers is facing mounting pressure from Democrats to resign in the wake of the allegations, and the House Committee on Ethics is currently investigating the accusations.