Groups Want DesJarlais Ousted

Congressman Scott DesJariais

A prominent conservative blog and a well-financed family values group are calling for U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais’ ouster, adding to the national voices wanting new representation in Tennessee’s 4th District.
In a post on the group’s blog titled “Scott DesJarlais Must Go,” contributor Daniel Horowitz spoke of “a golden opportunity in midland Tennessee to show the country that residence of the state live by the standard to which we have set for ourselves.” An anti-abortion Jasper physician who promotes a family friendly agenda, DesJarlais supported his ex-wife’s two abortions in the 1990s and later had sexual relationships with several female patients and co-workers, court documents show. Some of that information didn’t emerge until after DesJarlais won re-election in November.