McNally survives “no confidence” vote by Senate Republicans

State Senator and Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally survived a “no confidence” vote from his Republican colleagues Monday evening in Nashville, according to the Tennessean newspaper in Nashville. The vote comes after McNally’s Instagram activity came under scrutiny a few weeks ago. Senate Republicans gathered Monday night and held a no-confidence vote. Members voted 19-7 to keep McNally in his leadership post, according to McNally’s office.

Last week, in a blistering statement Republican State Representative Todd Warner of Chapel Hill, asked McNally to step down as lieutenant governor and asked the TBI to investigate after social media posts surfaced of McNally interacting with a young gay man who posted risque photos of himself on Instagram.

McNally has apologized for the social media posts “for any embarrassment my postings have caused my family, friends and colleagues.” He also said that he was pausing his social media activity following the controversy.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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