House shoots down effort to expel Byrd, though hearings possible

By Updated: August 23, 2019 2:42 PM CT | Published: August 23, 2019 2:42 PM CT

The House declined to oust embattled state Rep. David Byrd during a Friday special session but received assurances of a Judiciary investigation into allegations he committed sexual misconduct with three girls he coached in the late 1980s, pending an attorney general's opinion.

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Cameron Sexton David Byrd Dwayne Thompson Gloria Johnson London Lamar
Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard is a Nashville-based reporter with more than 30 years of journalism experience as a writer, editor and columnist covering the state Legislature and Tennessee politics for The Daily Memphian.


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