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Three Democrats Face Expulsion Over Tennessee House “Insurrection”

We’ve been told over and over that what happened on January 6, 2020 was a violent insurrection.

It’s only natural to hold leftists to the same ridiculous standards.

Three Tennessee House democrats are now facing possible expulsion for their roles in the storming of the Tennessee Capitol building last Thursday.

Following the tragic shooting at the the Covenant Presbyterian School in Nashville by a trans person, activists stormed the building and made demands about “trans rights.”

Now republicans are likely to expel the three lawmakers for their roles in that event.

Democrats Gloria Johnson, Justin Jones and Justin Pearson are being accused of “disorderly behavior” after interrupting the House session.

Newsweek has details:

Tennessee Republicans are pushing back against Democratic lawmakers who protested for gun control last week in the wake of the deadly Nashville school shooting.

GOP leaders in Tennessee’s state House filed resolutions to expel Democratic Representatives Gloria Johnson, Justin Jones and Justin Pearson for “disorderly behavior” on Monday, according to The Tennesseean.

The trio of lawmakers prompted a House session to pause on Thursday after breaching protocol by speaking out of turn to repeat a chant in support of gun control amid the demonstration. Republican Speaker Cameron Sexton previously stripped the Democrats of their ability to hold committee assignments.

The resolutions to expel, which are not expected to be voted on until Thursday, are “very likely” to be approved due to the balance of power in the chamber being heavy tilted toward Republicans, according to Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Hendrell Remus.

This was the scene last Thursday:

The Tennessean has more details:

Yells rang out through the state Capitol as Tennessee House Republicans on Monday introduced resolutions to expel three Democrats for “disorderly behavior” after the trio led protest chants for gun reform on the floor of the chamber last week in the wake of the deadly Covenant School shooting.

On Thursday, the three House Democrats approached the podium between bills without being recognized to speak, a breach of chamber rules. With a bullhorn, Reps. Gloria Johnson of Knoxville, Justin Jones of Nashville and Justin Pearson of Memphis led protestors in the galleries in several chants calling for gun reform.

House leadership later likened the trio’s behavior to an “insurrection,” a characterization House Democrats decried last week.

House Republicans formally introduced three expulsion resolutions at the end of Monday evening’s session. The resolutions claim the three “did knowingly and intentionally bring disorder and dishonor to the House of Representatives through their individual and collective actions.”


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