Republican Senator Lamar Alexander sure knows how to pick 'em. His chief of staff, Ryan Loskarn, someone who has been with Alexander for about six years, is being investigated over his, erm, fascination with child porn... allegedly.
So the senator from Tennessee has wisely placed the (allegedly) child porn fanboy on administrative leave. Without pay.
“I was just informed by the United States Senate legal counsel’s office that law enforcement agents are conducting a search of the personal residence of Ryan Loskarn, the chief of staff of my Washington, D.C., office regarding allegations involving child pornography,” the statement from the Tennessee Republican read.
How's that family values thing workin' for ya, GOP? Oh, but that's not all.
Ironic Twist Alert!
Back in 2011, Roll Call put Loskarn on their Fabulous 50 list of influential staffers. Let's hope the number of people he "influenced" was limited to a very, very, very few. And that Loskarn gets the help he needs.