Dem Chairwoman Mancini: Rep. Holt ‘Needs to Step Aside’ as Result of EPA Fine

Press release from the Tennessee Democratic Party, August 28, 2015:

Nashville, Tenn. (August 28, 2015) – Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Mary Mancini released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency fined Andy Holt $177,500 for pumping nearly a million gallons of hog waste into a creek near his hog farm while operating his farm without a permit:

“For too long “King Andy” believed he was above the law and didn’t have to play by the same rules as you and I. Because of the Republican’s problems with transparency, accountability and cronyism, he was allowed to run his operations without the required permits and thought he could get away with dumping nearly a million gallons of hog waste into public waterways in violation of the law and spraying hog waste across a state highway and into his neighbors’ trees. But finally he is being held accountable for his actions and It’s time for “King Andy” to face the fact that he can no longer get away with his disregard for the people of Weakley County and Tennessee. This kind of blatant disregard for the rules disqualify him for being an effective legislator and he needs to step aside so that his constituents can have an effective and accountable voice at the Capitol.”