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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Aug 21, 2019
With the legislature set to convene for a special session on Friday, the next speaker of the House of Representatives is asking Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery for an opinion related to efforts to expel Rep. David Byrd, the Tennessean reports. Byrd has faced calls for his resignation for more than a year after a Nashville news station published a story that featured three women who alleged the Waynesboro Republican sexually assaulted them when he was their high school coach in the 1980s. Speaker-select Cameron Sexton called the allegations "serious" and the situation as one that is "complex and unprecedented."