By Michael Lotfi,
NASHVILLE, TN- December 11th, 2013
US Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) has placed his chief of staff Ryan Loskarn on administrative leave after an investigation surrounding use of child pornography surfaced today.
“I am stunned, surprised and disappointed by what I have learned,” said Senator Alexander.
According to Loskarn’s LinkedIn profile, Loskarn graduated from Tulane University, formally worked as the staff director for the US Senate Republican Conference, former chief of staff for Tennessee US Congresswoman Blackburn and former assistant to US Congressman Herger.
Although the investigation does not directly involve Senator Alexander, the revelations are sure to bring negative attention to the struggling senator. Alexander is facing a tough primary by Tea Party challenger State Rep. Joe Carr.