Tenn. legislator against proposal to increase penalties for HCW assaults

  1. Found this on E.N.A Facebook page


    "Tennessee state Sen. Ophelia Ford went on a nearly 20 minute tirade at a senate committee meeting Tuesday as she railed against a proposal to increase penalties for assaults on health-care workers."

    I have lots of thoughts on this, but ill keep them to myself as theyre full of interesting words.
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  3. by   Altra
    I have no words ...

    Wait, yes I do:

    Tennessee voters -- you know what to do.
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  5. by   GitanoRN
    Needless to say, I feel for whatever Sen. Ophelia Ford went through, however, opposing to a bill that we have been fighting for so long, it's beyond my comprehension. Furthemore, we don't have a video of her dealing with this situation, while she was at the hospital to see both sides of the coin. Moreover, on the video she states "They had to retrain me, and I'm a Senator" Interesting choice of words on her part. Undoubtedly, there must have been a reason for the nursing staff to take such measures, just saying.... Aloha~
  6. by   KeyMaster
    As a Memphian I can tell you this woman is a real piece of work. She has a long history of "personal issues". There is a reason that the "mean, hateful nurses" had to restrain her. However, she is from the Ford family and they have a long history in this city as career politicians. I feel safe in saying that many of her constituents don't care what she does or does not do. She is a Ford and she will get re-elected on name recognition alone. This is not her first term in office, and it is assuredly not her first "rant".

    Ophelia Ford defends controversial comments on nurses - Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee