GOP Senator's Top Staffer Hit in Child Porn Inquiry
Lamar Alexander puts Ryan Loskarn on administrative leave
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Dec 11, 2013 11:41 AM CST
U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander speaks to reporters in Nashville, Tenn., on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013.   (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig)

(Newser) – Lamar Alexander put his chief of staff on leave today, after police raided his Washington, DC, home in search of child porn. The GOP senator from Tennessee issued a brief statement saying he was "just informed" that police were searching Ryan Loskarn's residence. "I am stunned, surprised, and disappointed by what I have learned," he wrote. "The office is fully cooperating with the investigation."

Loskarn has a long history with Alexander, though he only took the chief of staff job in 2012, Politico reports. He has also worked for and with Jon Kyl, Marsha Blackburn, and Wally Herger, as well as the House Rules Committee as a whole.

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bearclaybornsaa
Dec 12, 2013 12:56 PM CST
Based on the level of communication and rationale responding to this Child Porn Staffer report, liberals reign in authority of selective morality. There are so many inexperienced adolescents speaking and flaunting their ignorance on this immoral issue as though they have the final judgment on the issue or life. Homosexuality, pornography, pedophile, atheism, and abortion are the new standards for the current young adult generation in America. Unfortunately America’s young adults believe the premise that their intelligence and education are the final authority on governing other people’s life. Their conclusion is there is no right or wrong values needed to structure America; in other words "God or religion is not needed." Everyone has the freedom to do as they desire with their liberty. Simply put, everyone is right in their own eyes. The only problem with that philosophy is that sooner or later your freedom and rights are going to collide with someone else freedom and rights. On top of that America’s young generation is not capable of detecting they’re being brainwashed with political life parameters. That’s why so much partisan name calling [“baggers” “white republicans” “right wing nuts” “republican n_g_rs” “old white men” “black republican slaves” “Token Herman Cain”] fit so easily into their vocabulary. Good luck in the future America! Later! Snapp!
thecanimalshusband
Dec 12, 2013 12:43 PM CST
As a public servant selflessly serving the public, he should be given this minor transgression.
TwoSheds
Dec 12, 2013 4:30 AM CST
Sen David Vitter will hire him to clean his diapers.