A secret ethics investigation has found Tennessee House Vice Speaker Rep. Scotty Campbell guilty of sexual harassment practices. Tennessee House Republicans did not vote to impeach or impeach Campbell.
A member of the GOP leadership in the Tennessee House of Representatives recently found at least one intern, possibly two, guilty of sexual harassment by a secretive ethics subcommittee, NewsChannel 5 Investigates has learned.
Rep. Scotty Campbell, who serves as the vice chairman of the House Republican Caucus and recently voted to fire three Democrats, has not faced any consequences for his actions.
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Campbell’s behavior cost taxpayers thousands of dollars to protect the woman who complained, move her to another apartment and move her belongings.
Republicans did not vote to fire Campbell or remove him from the committee. He faced no disciplinary action other than an ethics committee letter on file.
Two Democrats were expelled from the Legislature, but later named as their own replacements, for joining protests against gun violence after a school shooting killed three adults and three nine-year-olds, while Republicans did not act on one. Who was sexually harassing interns.
This is what passes for democracy in Tennessee.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a member of the White House Press Pool and Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform activities.
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