>> But I will watch as a private citizen.>> Embattled Nashville mayor Megan Barry resigned Tuesday, moments after pleading guilty to felony theft charges. The one time rising star has been embroiled in scandal for weeks, admitting in January to an extra-material affair with her former bodyguard, retired police sergeant Robert Forrest Junior.
Barry, seen here with actor Tony Goldwin and Hilary Clinton, enjoyed high approval ratings as Music City's democratic mayor in this red state. On Tuesday thanking her staff and supporters.>> Who have reached out to me, written me, encouraged me, comforted me, Worried endlessly about me, grieved with me, and prayed for me, during these many difficult and trying months.
>> Barry and Forrest had reportedly travelled privately to several conferences on Nashville's dime, including to Paris and Greece. The Tennessean reporting Barry will reimburse the city $11,000, and serve three years probation. Barry worked through repeated calls to resign, just yesterday breaking ground on a new solar park.>> God bless this wonderful city.