TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Sep 13, 2016

Rep. Jeremy Durham was expelled from the Tennessee House of Representatives today during a special legislative session. Durham defended himself before his colleagues, noting that no formal complaint has been filed against him and he has never been charged with a crime. The bipartisan vote of 70-2 came after an hour of discussion. Reps. David Byrd, R-Waynesboro, Jimmy Eldrige, R-Jackson, Andy Holt, R-Dresden, and Antonio Parkinson, D-Memphis, voted present. As many as 12 members did not vote at all, the Tennessean reports. Lawmakers warned Durham against releasing the names of his alleged victims and pleaded with media outlets not to publish the names if he does. Durham had threatened to name his accusers if expelled.