NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A lawmaker says she’s preparing to introduce a resolution to expel a fellow Tennessee House representative who is facing sexual harassment allegations.
State Rep. Susan Lynn announced the plan Tuesday to seek the expulsion of fellow Republican Rep. Jeremy Durham. A recently released report from the state attorney general’s office detailed allegations that Durham had improper sexual contact with at least 22 women over his four years in office.
Lynn said giving notice of the resolution would allow Durham a chance to attend the chamber’s debate before it takes a vote. In a letter to colleagues, Durham denied the allegations and said he would not attend because he wasn’t being granted due process.
The last time the Legislature expelled a sitting member was 36 years ago.