Beth_HarwellNashville, Tenn. (January 28, 2016) – TNDP Chair Mancini released the following statement to address House Speaker Beth Harwell request to have the state attorney general investigate “the facts surrounding Rep. Jeremy Durham’s ongoing situation:”

“The state’s attorney general does need to investigate the facts surrounding the accusations of sexual harassment swirling around Rep. Durham because there are still so many unanswered questions, like, what did the Speaker and other Republican leadership know and when did they know it? And, had the Speaker seen or been told about any texts, pictures, emails or other communications from Rep. Durham to women working at Legislative Plaza that might be deemed sexually harassing or inappropriate? And, why didn’t the Speaker follow the existing sexual harassment policy and launch an investigation into the allegations when she first heard about them?”