Rally to be held calling for Nashville mayor to resign
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- This weekend you may notice red signs around town, asking for Mayor Megan Barry to resign. This comes after she publicly revealed her two-year affair with her bodyguard, Sgt. Rob Forrest.
"Resign Now Megan Barry" rally will take place on Tuesday, February 20, according to Rick Williams. The event organizer says concerned residents will gather at the Davidson County Courthouse steps in red shirts at 5:00 PM. It's a result of the affair, he says.
"They transferred his role of approval, pay, overtime and travel was all moved under the mayor's office. Having sex with a subordinate is an ethics violation for sure at a minimum," explains Williams., "They feel like she was busy with a romance for two years and didn't tend to the things she promised. Corporate leaders, they question whether they should work with someone with a recent tainted past."
Nashville native, Marcy Mayo, says, "We're bullying her. we've all done things we're embarrassed and ashamed of. She's admitted it, she's owned it. What she's done is ultimately between her and God."
Mayo created the We Support You Mayor Megan Barry page on Facebook recently. She says, inspiration came from her three-year-old son.
Mayo says, "I have to set a better example for him and step up. I feel this is a huge double standard. We have President Trump who has paid money to a stripper, who is coming to Nashville. Megan is a woman and we're kicking her while she's down.
With three investigations now, Mayor Barry repeatedly stresses that she didn't break any laws in recent interviews: "Transparent, we've put everything out there. We're going to keep on moving and I'm not resigning...no misuse of taxpayer dollars will be found."
"There are going to be more ethics violations filed next week. Don't drag the city through six months of investigations..." says Williams.
"It is going to cost a lot of money to continue the investigation... the real focus should be on what she's done for Nashville and continues to do for Nashville. The best thing she can do at this point is step up, move forward and hold her head high. I'll vote for her again," adds Mayo.
Williams explains, "I personally like Megan Barry. I felt very sorry when her son passed away, I attended both the visitation and funeral. It's not anything personal at all, I just think she's lost the trust of the citizens."