Tennessee Republicans SUCK for Expelling Black Democrats

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Historic ousting of Black TN Dems demands nation’s full attention

The Tennessee Republican legislature has a lot to be ashamed for, including expelling Justin Jones and Justin Pearson, two Black members of the Tennessee House of Representatives. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell explains why the people being attacked are winning even when it looks like they are losing.


Tennessee Republicans expel two Democratic lawmakers

Last week three state representatives were threatened with expulsion for standing with students protesting gun violence at the statehouse. Today, two were expelled — both Black men. Their colleague who survived the vote is a white woman.


‘This is a first in American history’ says Tennessee state Rep. Pearson

Tennessee Rep. Justin Pearson reacted to the state House voting on whether to expel three Democratic legislators over their roles in protests for gun safety last week. “We are losing our Democracy,” said Pearson.


‘Assault on democracy’: two members expelled from Tennessee house over gun control protest

In an extraordinary act of political retaliation, Tennessee Republicans expelled two Democratic lawmakers, Justin Jones and Justin Pearson, from the state legislature for their role in a protest calling for more gun control after a deadly school shooting in Nashville.

Banishment is a power the chamber has used only a handful times since the civil war. Most state legislatures are able to expel members, but it is generally reserved as a punishment for lawmakers accused of serious misconduct, not as a weapon against political opponents


Tenn. Dems TORCH Republicans After Expulsion of 2 Black Reps.

Expelled Tenn. Democrat slams GOP: “We can never normalize the ending of democracy.” John Iadarola, Michael Shure, and AB Burns Tucker discuss on The Young Turks


Turmoil in Tennessee as House votes to expel 2 Democratic lawmakers

The House of Representatives voted to expel two lawmakers for their role in a gun control protest, marking the first partisan expulsion in the state’s modern history.


Doris Kearns Goodwin on expulsion: These events becoming turning points

Author and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin puts into historical context the expulsion of two Black Tennessee lawmakers and why she says she believes the country understands that expulsion is not ‘moral’.

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