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Expelled ‘Tennessee Three’ Dems Win Seats Back In Special Election

Two of the so-called “Tennessee Three,” Democrats in the state House of Representatives who were ousted in April over what Republican leaders called a “riot” at the state Capitol over gun control, won seats in Thursday’s special election. got back.

Republican-dominated legislatures voted to remove Rep. Justin Jones of Nashville and Rep. elected not to remove Rep. Gloria Johnson of Knoxville from office after two lawmakers led protests on the floor. Three children and three adults attend her school at Covenant, a private Christian institution. Jones and Pearson were temporarily appointed to seats the following week, and they regained their seats with the following policies: 78% and 94% of each ballot, depending on the respective county elections office.

“Now, Mr. Chairman, the people have spoken,” Jones I have written in a post-win tweet. “The FIND OUT era of politics is just beginning. See you on August 21st for a special session.” (Related: Biden hosts Tennessee Democrats ousted over gun protests, calls for ban on ‘assault weapons’)

“Sundays are sure to come!” Pearson I have written Thursday evening. “[Tennessee GOP] Movements cannot be exiled. Hope cannot be driven out! The resurrection is a promised prophecy to the persecuted people. Thank you to all of District 86 and our movement for your votes, love, prayers and support. Hooray! ! ! ! ! “

Following the March 27 school shooting in Nashville, Tennessee, of 28-year-old Audrey Hale, who identified as transgender using the pronoun “he/him,” March 30 Gun control protesters flooded the halls of the State Capitol. He had been treated for an undisclosed “emotional disorder” prior to the shooting and was a former student at a Christian school.

Pearson, Jones and Johnson joined gun control protesters in the state Capitol a week before calls for their removal were called for, blaring loudspeakers on the floor between the bills. rice field. The House resolution on removing the members of Congress claimed that the three “willfully and willfully brought confusion and dishonor to the House of Commons through their individual and collective actions.”

Jones said the state legislative resolution to fire him and his fellow Democrats was an effort to oust two young black men and one of Congress’ few female members, and was expelled after failing to get a two-thirds majority vote. claimed that their efforts had failed.

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