Press release from the Democratic Party of Tennessee, Dec. 17, 2015:
Nashville, Tenn. (December 11, 2015) – Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Mary Mancini released the following statement addressing Republican Leadership and their unwillingness to hold Rep. Jeremy Durham accountable.
“The Jeremy Durham situation is just another example of Tennessee Republicans putting politics before the people of Tennessee. How long has it been since Speaker Beth Harwell had the General Assembly’s human resources chief talk to Durham about ‘appropriate behavior’ at the Legislature? How long has it been and yet he remained in the number three leadership position for House Republicans for all that time? How long have been hiding his bad behavior from his constituents?
“People in Tennessee are hurting and they need elected representatives who are serious and are focused on the real issues that affect their everyday lives. But Republicans and their leaders, Harwell and Glenn Casada, would rather sweep Durham’s bad behavior under the rug. Until now, that is, when the stories about Durham’s bad behavior have started to leak out and they have begun to worry about the affect it is having on their donors. Politics and money over hardworking Tennesseans – this is no way to run a state. The people of Tennessee deserve better.”