Haslam on Durham Scandal: 'A Hard and Sad Event for the State'
February 2, 2016 at 12:15PM
[image-1]Gov. Bill Haslam just made his strongest comments to date on the sex harassment scandal centered around Rep. Jeremy Durham, calling it "a really hard and sad event for the state.” He stopped dancing around the question and, for the first time, he said outright he thinks Durham should resign his House seat. Haslam talked about the difficulties of stopping sexual harassment and keeping complaints confidential, calling for "an environment where sexual harassment not only is not tolerated but doesn't happen." He said he's troubled because the reputation of the Republican supermajority has been damaged.