by Max Brantley
Last week, Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell exiled state Rep. Jeremy Durham from his offices at the War Memorial Building and limited his access to other areas after Attorney General Herbert Slatery issued a warning that the lawmaker’s behavior posed “a continuing risk to unsuspecting women who are employed by or interact with the legislature.”We can rest easy in Arkansas. The good religious Republicans in Arkansas who have pressed to bar restrooms to all but the anatomically correct and to otherwise ensure legal discrimination against LGBT people would never be caught up in a sex scandal.
Slatery’s office is leading an investigation into multiple sexual harassment complaints against Durham. Although the investigation is not complete, Slatery said that the warning was necessary because of information learned during interviews with 34 different women.