Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) speaks as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) looks on during a news conference on Capitol Hill, November 21, 2013 in Washington, DC (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
(WUSA9) -- U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released a statement on Wednesday about the investigation involving his chief of staff.
The statement, which can be found on the senator's website, reads:
"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. I am stunned, surprised and disappointed by what I have learned. Based on this information, I immediately placed Mr. Loskarn on administrative leave without pay. The office is fully cooperating with the investigation."