Megan Barry is the Democrat mayor of Nashville, Tennessee. Today in a press conference, she admitted to having an affair with a member of her security detail. Apparently, the affair was funded in part with tax dollars.
The Daily Caller reports:
Dem Mayor Admits She Had Expensive Affair With Head Of Security Detail
Tennessee Democratic Mayor Megan Barry admitted she had an expensive affair with her head of security detail using taxpayer dollars, according to a Wednesday press conference.
Barry, who is married, apologized for having an affair with Metro police Sgt. Robert Forrest Jr. and using nearly $33,000 of the government’s money on their travel expenses over the last 10 months. Barry claims that her trips as mayor of Nashville, Tenn. were for business, including trips to Paris and Athens. However, Barry does not think she improperly misused taxpayer money, NPR reported.
“I’m embarrassed, and I am sad, and I am so sorry for all the pain that I have caused my family and his family,” Barry said Wednesday. “I know that God will forgive me, but that Nashville doesn’t have to. … I hope that I can earn your trust back and that you will forgive me.”
Watch the video below:
She betrayed the public trust. Good luck getting that back.