Sexton: AG Can Remove DA-Elect Mulroy for Refusing to Prosecute Crime

Share This Article

Tennessee Speaker of the House Cameron Sexton (R) is making one thing very clear before progressive DA-elect Steve Mulroy moves into 201 Poplar: Follow the law or go back to teaching it.

Click here to get the KWAM NewsTalk Memphis App — your number one source for political news in the Mid-South. 

Sexton took aim at the former University of Memphis law professor’s controversial campaign promises like eliminating cash bail and raising the age of juvenile court to 25.

“[Mulroy] can’t even follow through on half the promises he made because he can’t change state law,” Sexton said on Wake Up Memphis Wednesday, referring to the DA elect’s radical platform.

If Mulroy doesn’t prosecute within the bounds of state law, Sexton says the General Assembly has legislated checks on his power.

“I know he’s already said he’s not going to prosecute a bunch of different types of crimes. That’s just wrong.” Sexton told morning show hosts Ben Deeter and Tim Van Horn.  “One thing to keep in mind, last year we passed legislation… if the prosecutor or DA, in this case, is not doing their job, then they have the authority to remove them and put in someone else in their place…”

Mulroy will take office on Sept. 1.

Share This Article