Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2021-01-12 21:34:43 –
Nashville, Tennessee (WTVF) — Several lawmakers at the heart of the FBI investigation attended the first day of the 2021 legislative meeting.
State representatives Kent Calfy, Glenn Casada, Robyn Smith, and Todd Warner received an investigation warrant from the FBI at home, in the office, or both on Friday. Federal agents did not state the specific purpose of the investigation, but said it was a corruption investigation.
All representatives attended on Tuesday for the start of the legislative assembly. Rep. Robin Smith asked a few questions, but mentioned a statement from her lawyer.
“At this point, it’s important not to make any comments other than a statement. There will be a good time, and I’m looking forward to it,” Smith said.
Speaker of the House Cameron Sexton also addressed the media after the Speaker of the House meeting.
“The turmoil has been going on for the past year and a half,” said Sexton of Tennessee.
Sexton answered a question about how Tennessee people can see the news of lawmakers coming out of the Capitol.
“In any profession, it doesn’t matter what it is. Hopefully they consider it an isolated case and target people involved in guilty or not,” said Sexton. “Now we know that in Tennessee and the country you are not guilty until you are found guilty.”
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