Tennessee Lawmakers Face Expulsion After Joining Pro-Gun Control Protest at State Capitol

Three Democratic lawmakers in the Tennessee House of Representatives who took part in pro-gun control protests in the state capitol have reportedly been stripped of their committee assignments and now face being removed from the legislature.
Reps. Justin Jones (D-Nashville), Justin J. Pearson (D-Memphis), and Gloria Johnson (D-Knoxville) participated in demonstrations for tighter gun control laws in the state capitol on March 30.
The protests came just days after 28-year-old Audrey Elizabeth Hale, who police say identified as transgender, opened fire at Covenant Christian Academy in Nashville, shooting dead three children and three adults.
According to the Nashville Tennessean, the three lawmakers took to the podium on the House floor with a bullhorn in hand and cheered on the crowd of demonstrators, without being recognized to speak; marking a breach of chamber rules….

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