Category: 2018 Elections

Three Women Accused a Tennessee Legislator of Sexual Assault. He Was Still Reelected in a Landslide.

Mother Jones illustration; Mark Humphrey/AP Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Earlier this year, a mere five months after the #MeToo reckoning first began, a local Tennessee television station dropped what should have been a bombshell investigation: Three women were accusing state Rep. David Byrd of sexually assaulting them when they were minors in the 1980s, using his…