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.