Sex scandals are nothing new to Democrats.
From Bill Clinton to Anthony Weiner, to Al Franken, it seems another scandal pops up every few weeks.
And just this week another one popped up, and it forced a major Democrat to resign.
Nashville Mayor Megan Barry was considered to be a major rising star in the Democrat Party.
As the first female mayor of Nashville, Tennessee she was set up with the likelihood of reaching higher office.
But all of that came shuttering to a halt after she got involved in a sex scandal involving her former head of security.
After the news came out, she was forced to resign as a part of a plea agreement.
Her resignation occurred at a press conference, where she made a brief statement and then left, avoiding questions from reporters.
As reported by the Tennessean:
“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. He 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 uncharted territory as Vice Mayor David Briley was sworn in as Metro’s eighth mayor during a brief ceremony at the Metro Courthouse.
Barry, with tearful mayor’s office aides looking on, addressed reporters for just three minutes and did not respond to a barrage of questions that were lobbed her way as she walked away from the podium.
“While my time as mayor today concludes, my unwavering love and sincere affection for this wonderful city and its great people will never come to an end,” said Barry, who was subdued throughout her short remarks. “No one is as excited about this city and its bright and limitless future as I am.
“It has been my honor and it has been the privilege of my entire professional life to have the blessing and the opportunity to be your mayor,” she concluded. “I thank you in advance for the support that I am sure you will give Mayor Briley in the weeks and the months ahead. God bless this wonderful city. I love you, Nashville.”
Her sex scandal became criminal when she used $11,000 of city money during the scandal.
She was also forced to reimburse the city the $11,000 she stole.
Her head of security was also forced to resign and was ordered to reimburse the city $45,000.
The $45,000 was for his salary, and overtime he used while he was not performing his duties as head of security for the Mayor.