Tennessee Democrats filing complaint against U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais

photo U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarLais

Arkansas-Tennessee Live Blog

NASHVILLE - Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Chip Forrester said today the party is filing its own separate medical ethics complaint against U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., to ensure state health officials have the physician's own sworn testimony that he had sex with patients.

"We ... are doing what we do to protect Democrats and Tennesseans," Forrester said shortly before heading to the state Department of Health to file the complaint.

He said, "I want to be sure that this agency has, in Scott DesJarlais' words, the fact that he had sex" with at least two patients and gave one of them prescription drugs.