DesJarlais: Protecting My Children from ‘Desperate Attacks; Stewart: It’s About a ‘Dirty Politician”

Statement from Congressman Scott DesJarlais on release of transcript from his divorce — previous post HERE — as provided to media via email:
“The sole reason I appeared in Chattanooga today was to protect my children from these desperate attacks being driven by the Tennessee Democratic Party, Lincoln Davis and my ex-wife.
“My opponent and his far-left political allies have done all they can to make this election about everything besides my record in Congress. In fact, it seems that the only opponent that I have ever had to run against is a 14 year old divorce. Despite their efforts, we have remained focused on issues that are important to Tennesseans. Tomorrow’s election results will show that voters are tired of the gutter politics and want someone with a proven track record of fighting to grow jobs, cut spending and pay down our debt.
“It is important to note that these records were never sealed although the media has inaccurately reported otherwise.”


Statement from Eric Stewart campaign, attributed to Campaign Manager Kevin Teets, on the same:
“Congressman DesJarlais is under investigation by the Tennessee Medical Board for sleeping with his own patients, he’s been asked to resign by the Tennessee Conservative Union, and, more importantly he continues to hide from the media and from voters.
“If he’s so proud of his record in Congress, then why has he refused to defend it in front of voters? He’s a do-nothing Congressman and a do-nothing candidate with a history of intimidation, abusing power, and blaming others.
“His campaign continuously throws around labels and blames other people, but only one person slept with his patients, told a patient she needed to go to Atlanta and have an abortion, and had four affairs while still married. That person is Congressman DesJarlais. This isn’t about dirty politics – it’s about a dirty politician. Voters deserve better.”

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