If he ends up losing his seat, it would be an embarassing end to a nearly 50-year career in Congress. Conyers, 84, was first elected in 1964 and has been a leading liberal and civil rights voice in Congress during his tenure, rising at one time to lead the influential House Judiciary committee.
Here’s a takeaway not many seem to notice: The paladins of the left are not only the Old Guard, they are physically old. They are, in fact, dying off, one way or another.
Those who come after them will not be kind, I don’t think.
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