TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Sep 28, 2016

State Rep. Billy Spivey, R-Lewisburg, is calling for an investigation into allegations that House Clerk Joe McCord mentally and emotionally abused a Legislative Plaza employee. In a letter sent to the Tennessean yesterday, Spivey said McCord raised his middle finger at the staff member’s two-year-old granddaughter and called the employee vulgar names. Harwell responded by blasting Spivey and suggesting the move may be motivated by his displeasure with how Jeremy Durham’s case was handled. “It is disrespectful for him to attempt to play political football with our state employees and their jobs, all because he personally disagreed with Jeremy Durham's expulsion,” she said.