We saw how urgently needed and important investigative journalism is in keeping elected officials accountable. The resignation of former COS Cade Cothren proves it.
Speaker of the House Glen Casada needs to step down for his role in participating & protecting the wrongdoings of his chief of staff. He has shielded Rep Byrd from calls for his resignation. Too many elected GOP Reps are involved in ethics violations due to majority rule.
For Mr. Casada to lock the doors of General Assembly preventing democrats from leaving during a recess is blatant abuse of power. Republican Party needs some serious soul searching in light of these events. It is time for the TN Republican Party and Gov Lee to release statement and reflect on the values they represent in TGA.
TN State Capitol is not a locker room. It’s the people’s house and these actions are unbecoming of elected officials. It would be most appropriate for the governor to demand mass resignations.
House Majority Leader Lamberth came up with the “ glitch in the email” as his attempt to cover up for the disgraced COS. He needs to step down from his position.
The appointment of Scott Gilmer as the new COS is abhorrent. His criminal background makes him unfit for a position that is funded by tax payers. In summary these aren’t conservative values. These actions & values do not represent Sumner County. TN deserves better.
Sumner County Democratic Party