Rep. Johnson to File Legislation to Expel Legislator Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Rep. Gloria Johnson, D-Knoxville, says she will file a resolution to expel Rep. David Byrd from the General Assembly during the August special legislative session, Knoxnews reports. Byrd, R-Waynesboro, was accused by three women last year of sexually assaulting them when he was their high school basketball coach in the 1980s. He has not publicly denied the allegations, but said he has done nothing wrong since being elected to the legislature in 2014. The special legislative session was called by Gov. Bill Lee to replace Rep. Glen Casada, R-Franklin, as House Speaker.
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