NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – State Representative Jason Powell has officially requested to petition for a special session to consider the expulsion of Jeremy Durham.
In a letter sent to House Speaker Beth Harwell, Powell bases his request on the findings of the attorney general, who investigated sexual harassment allegations against Durham.
The attorney general’s report indicates Durham had inappropriate contact with 22 women over the past several years.
“The accusations made in the report detailing Rep. Durham’s sexual harassment of 22 women and other inexcusable conduct and disturbing actions while in office require immediate action on behalf of the victims and the citizens of Tennessee,” Rep. Powell says in his letter.
He continues, “Given Representative Durham’s potential qualification for a lifetime pension, I believe time is of the essence with the impending conclusion of the 109th General Assembly.”
Powell’s request came just one day after Speaker Harwell said she would support convening a special session to expel Durham.
Two-thirds of all House and Senate members need to sign the petition for the special session to be convened.