Nashville, Tenn. (September 8, 2016) — Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Mary Mancini releases the following statement regarding the unethical and possibly illegal actions of Rutherford County Republican Sheriff Robert Arnold.

“Tennessee Republican corruption goes all the way to the core. Rutherford County Republican Sheriff Robert Arnold, the same man the Tennessee Republicans Party was promoting as a rising star just a short time ago, has already been charged with multiple offenses, including fraud, bribery, extortion and tampering with a witness. Now he is being investigated by the TBI after a report of a domestic complaint at his residence.

From Washington, D.C. to Murfreesboro, Tennessee Republicans’ corruption goes from the top all the way to their roots. From Sen. Corker’s insider trading scandal to Governor Haslam awarding no-bid contracts to his friends and now Sheriff Arnold’s recent actions, it’s clear Tennessee Republicans have no respect for the power they have in Tennessee. Tennesseans are tired of Republican corruption at every level of government and they will show their dissatisfaction at the ballot box next month.”