“The Tennessee Democratic Party joins the call for Lauderdale County Sheriff Steve Sanders to resign. As an elected sheriff, it is Sanders’ duty to protect, respect, and serve all the people of Lauderdale County. His use of racist language was not a slip, it was a choice, and anytime someone chooses to use language that is blatantly racist and goes against their oath of office, it’s time for them to go.

The Tennessee Democratic Party stands in solidarity with a community that is suffering and has been further hurt and demeaned by a sheriff who was elected to serve them equally, fairly, and justly.” – Mary Mancini, TNDP Chair