House Speaker won’t call for investigation of Byrd, but hearings could be held in 2020

By , Daily Memphian Updated: November 13, 2019 3:44 PM CT | Published: November 13, 2019 3:44 PM CT

House Speaker Cameron Sexton is following the advice of Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery and declining to call for an immediate investigation into embattled state Rep. David Byrd. But hearings still could be held in January 2020 in the House Judiciary Committee.


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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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