Sex Scandal Forces Mayor Out

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry has resigned after pleading guilty to theft. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, the hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

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“Nashville Mayor Megan Barry resigned on Tuesday amid a sex scandal involving her former head of security, a stunning fall from power for a leader who was once among Tennessee's brightest political stars.

Barry, a Democrat and the first female mayor of Nashville, announced her resignation at a packed, hastily arranged morning news conference at the mayor's office.

She had just left court, across the street, where she pleaded guilty a half-hour earlier to a felony theft related to her affair with her former police bodyguard, who also pleaded guilty Tuesday to felony theft.

The resignation, part of the plea agreement, went into effect at 5 p.m. It sent the city into unchartered territory as Vice Mayor David Briley was sworn in as Metro's eighth mayor during a brief ceremony at the Metro Courthouse.”

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