- Associated Press - Monday, February 8, 2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A special House committee has voted to designate Tennessee’s attorney general to investigate sexual harassment allegations against Republican state Rep. Jeremy Durham.

The panel voted 4-0 on Monday to give Attorney General Herbert Slatery’s office subpoena in for an investigation into “allegations of disorderly and inappropriate behavior” by the second-term Republican from Franklin.

Durham has denied any wrongdoing. The lawmaker has stepped down as House majority whip and later withdrew from Republican caucus. He is currently taking a hiatus from the Legislature while seeking medical and religious guidance.

House Speaker Beth Harwell, Gov. Bill Haslam, Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey and state Republican Party Chairman Ryan Haynes have all called for the Durham’s resignation.

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