AG Report: Tennessee Lawmaker Was Sexually Inappropriate With 22 Women

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July 14, 2016 11:50 a.m.

Tennessee state Rep. Jeremy Durham (R) engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct, including sexual harassment, toward 22 women, according to a report from the state attorney general released Wednesday.

The attorney general’s office launched an investigation into Durham after it was revealed that the lawmaker sent inappropriate text messages to young female staff members.

Durham resigned from his leadership post following the report about his texting habits in January, but he will run for re-election in November.

The report from the attorney general found that its findings warrant expulsion for Durham, but the legislature will leave the decision up to voters, according to the Tennessean. Durham is up for re-election this year.

Leaders in the state legislature had initially pushed to expel Durham after details surfaced about his inappropriate text messages.

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