After six decades, John Dingelll retires from Congress
Posted: Feb 24, 2014 9:00 PM EDT | Updated: Nov 5, 2014 7:15 PM EDT
After serving nearly six decades in the United States House of Representatives, Michigan's John Dingell is retiring.
The 87-year-old Democrat told the Detroit News he does not want to be carried out of the house feet first and he does not want people saying he stayed too long.
In his official statement, Dingell made a pitch for bipartisanship, saying "let us work together. What unites us is far greater than what divides us."