It seems the republican view is that it is OK to break the laws if you are republican. No matter what it seems they give a pass to themselves while wanting everyone else to “take personal responsibility” or “pull themselves up by their bootstraps” Hugs
Tennessee House Speaker Cameron Sexton (Screenshot/NBC News)
Yesterday, Popular Information published an article that posed this question: Where does the Tennessee House Speaker actually live?
The issue is that Speaker Cameron Sexton (R) represents District 25, which encompasses the community of Crossville, about two hours outside of Nashville. Under the Tennessee Constitution, Sexton can only represent District 25 if he is “a qualified voter of that district.”
A Popular Information investigation uncovered substantial evidence that Sexton and his family lived year-round in Nashville, not Crossville. The piece cited property records, school enrollment, and the observation of his neighbor in Crossville. Sexton’s office, however, did not respond to a request for comment.
After yesterday’s story was published and spread rapidly online, Sexton did communicate with Phil Williams, a high-profile Tennessee reporter. Williams reported that “Sexton argues, as Speaker, he has to be in Nashville so often that it’s easier to have his family here.” So now we know the answer to the question: Sexton, and his family, live in Nashville.
In addition to not living in Crossville, Sexton has also not paid his property taxes on his two-bedroom condo in Crossville for the last two years, according to the Cumberland County website.
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Can’t help but wonder how many others are doing this (on both sides of the aisle). For them, it’s what’s convenient, not what is legal.
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Hello Nan. I agree. These people seem to have the entitlement feeling that they do not need to follow laws, as that is for the lowly workers / poor people in the world. They feel entitled and elite. It really pisses me off. Yes both parties may do it, but since it came out with Santos more republicans have been found to just blatantly embellish their resume. Simply because, like Santos, they know voters are too busy to double-check them and it seems most media refuses to fact-check politicians now. Written media doesn’t do it because they don’t have funding to, and video media like the main broadcast station have long said if they challenge a lie on air the parties will refuse to let their members come on the shows. So the media has the choice to let them lie or not get the guests. And as it is all about the money, they let them lie. Look at what has come out about Fox News during the Dominion lawsuit? The hosts openly talked about how they knew they were pushing lies and hated the candidates they praised on air. But the Fake news Fox viewers will never see or know this. Hugs
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