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GOP Anti-Trans Rep Can't Stop Harassing Women Co-Workers

...so his party leadership moves his office out of the State House.
GOP Anti-Trans Rep Can't Stop Harassing Women Co-Workers
Image from: h/t Joe My God

And here's another example of hypocrisy from your border state Republican Party. This Representative is a co-sponsor of anti-LGBT "bathroom bill" legislation, naturally.

Tennessee Republican Representative Jeremy Durham's office has been removed from the state house to a building across the street because his pattern of behavior towards women co-workers indicates he may be creating a hostile work environment, including inappropriate texts and attempting to "involve alcohol in his interaction with women.". CBS:

House Speaker Beth Harwell announced Thursday that she is moving Rep. Jeremy Durham’s office to the ground floor of a building across the street and that his access to committee rooms and the House chamber will be limited to when meetings are taking place. The move comes amid a state attorney general’s investigation into the Franklin Republican’s “pattern of conduct” toward women.

Interviews with 34 current and former lawmakers, lobbyists, staffers and interns included allegations that Durham made sexual comments and inappropriate physical contact with women working at Legislative Plaza, according to Attorney General Herbert Slatery’s memorandum to Harwell.

Slatery recommended that the House take action to avoid a hostile work environment at the Capitol complex. “Representative Durham’s alleged behavior may pose a continuing risk to unsuspecting women who are employed by or interact with the Legislature,” Slatery said in the memo.

Several GOP leaders have called for Durham to step down, including Gov. Bill Haslam, Harwell, Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey and state Republican Party Chairman Ryan Haynes.

Wow, thirty-four interviews is like Bill Cosby-level confirmation. Why don't they just censure and impeach him? Oh, right. Those GOP legislators need Jeremy's, um, leadership when it comes to preventing bearded transgender men from going potty in a stall next to their wives.

PS. Of course this guy gets interviewed in front of a Koch Brothers "Americans for Prosperity" banner.

CBS via JoeMyGod.


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