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(Quick Correction: It's JONES, not Holmes)

 

This is gonna be fun. Regardless of what anyone says about this, they are probably not wrong.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/tennessees-gop-led-house-votes-expel-democrat-justin-jones-legislature-his-role-gun-protest

Tennessee's GOP-led House votes to expel Democrat Justin Jones from legislature for his role in gun protest

Tennessee’s GOP-dominated House on Thursday voted to expel Democratic Rep. Justin Jones from the Legislature for his role in a protest calling for gun control following last week’s shooting at a private Christian school in Nashville that killed six people, including three children. 

Fox 17 Nashville reported that Jones was sanctioned for using a bullhorn when he joined with protesters, which state House leaders called "disorderly behavior."

Tennessee state Rep. Justin Jones, D-Nashville, delivers remarks on the floor of the House chamber in Nashville on Thursday.

House lawmakers had also considered ousting Democratic Reps. Gloria Johnson and Justin Pearson. Later on Thursday, the legislature declined to expel Johnson. The 65-30 vote fell just one vote shy of the number needed to oust Johnson. A vote against Pearson was upcoming. 

Last week, the trio of Democratic lawmakers chanted back and forth from the chamber floor with gun-control supporters packed in the gallery.

Thursday’s 72-25 vote against Jones marked an extraordinary move from lawmakers that has been executed only a handful of times since the Civil War. Most state legislatures possess the power to expel members, but it is normally reserved as a punishment for lawmakers accused of serious misconduct, not as a weapon against political opponents.

"We are losing our democracy. This is not normal. This is not OK," Pearson told reporters. The three "broke a House rule because we're fighting for kids who are dying from gun violence and people in our communities who want to see an end to the proliferation of weaponry in our communities. And that leads to our expulsion? This is not democracy."

Ahead of the expected vote, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre called the expulsion "shocking, undemocratic, and without precedent." 

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This is gonna be SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much fun.

 

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Two sane members. As one member said, over the years he had seen members yelling at each other, others actually engaging in fisticuffs. Another had to have State Police protection inside the house to keep from being attacked, but this is the first time anyone has been expelled. The GOP war on democracy is entering a new stage.

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12 hours ago, reason10 said:

(Quick Correction: It's JONES, not Holmes)

 

This is gonna be fun. Regardless of what anyone says about this, they are probably not wrong.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/tennessees-gop-led-house-votes-expel-democrat-justin-jones-legislature-his-role-gun-protest

Tennessee's GOP-led House votes to expel Democrat Justin Jones from legislature for his role in gun protest

Tennessee’s GOP-dominated House on Thursday voted to expel Democratic Rep. Justin Jones from the Legislature for his role in a protest calling for gun control following last week’s shooting at a private Christian school in Nashville that killed six people, including three children. 

Fox 17 Nashville reported that Jones was sanctioned for using a bullhorn when he joined with protesters, which state House leaders called "disorderly behavior."

Tennessee state Rep. Justin Jones, D-Nashville, delivers remarks on the floor of the House chamber in Nashville on Thursday.

House lawmakers had also considered ousting Democratic Reps. Gloria Johnson and Justin Pearson. Later on Thursday, the legislature declined to expel Johnson. The 65-30 vote fell just one vote shy of the number needed to oust Johnson. A vote against Pearson was upcoming. 

Last week, the trio of Democratic lawmakers chanted back and forth from the chamber floor with gun-control supporters packed in the gallery.

Thursday’s 72-25 vote against Jones marked an extraordinary move from lawmakers that has been executed only a handful of times since the Civil War. Most state legislatures possess the power to expel members, but it is normally reserved as a punishment for lawmakers accused of serious misconduct, not as a weapon against political opponents.

"We are losing our democracy. This is not normal. This is not OK," Pearson told reporters. The three "broke a House rule because we're fighting for kids who are dying from gun violence and people in our communities who want to see an end to the proliferation of weaponry in our communities. And that leads to our expulsion? This is not democracy."

Ahead of the expected vote, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre called the expulsion "shocking, undemocratic, and without precedent." 

7csDsNm.jpg

 

This is gonna be SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much fun.

 

Lol...love the pic.

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13 hours ago, Aristides said:

Two sane members. As one member said, over the years he had seen members yelling at each other, others actually engaging in fisticuffs. Another had to have State Police protection inside the house to keep from being attacked, but this is the first time anyone has been expelled. The GOP war on democracy is entering a new stage.

Democracy ENDED when Unelected Joe took the oath of office.

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2 hours ago, Nationalist said:

Oh what horseshit. The 3 broke house rules.!

In Canada, if you break house rules, the speaker can banish you from the house until you apologize. There is no way parliament can simply depose an elected representative. That only happens in dictatorships and banana republics. 

You are another who would be happier in a dictatorship.

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56 minutes ago, Aristides said:

In Canada, if you break house rules, the speaker can banish you from the house until you apologize. There is no way parliament can simply depose an elected representative. That only happens in dictatorships and banana republics. 

You are another who would be happier in a dictatorship.

Excuse me, but this thread is not about Canada, (a place where all couples do it doggie style so they can also watch the Hockey game.) This thread is about the state of Tennessee, which is in the United States of America, a country that defeated the Soviet Union so those doggie style couples in Canada wouldn't wind up like the residents of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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34 minutes ago, Aristides said:

Yet he thinks he needs a gun to protect himself from it. 

Actually, the Founding Fathers of the United STates of America wrote an amendment to the Constitution for that precise purpose. And the bottom feeders here all want to overturn that second most important amendment.

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1 hour ago, Aristides said:

In Canada, if you break house rules, the speaker can banish you from the house until you apologize. There is no way parliament can simply depose an elected representative. That only happens in dictatorships and banana republics. 

You are another who would be happier in a dictatorship.

Whatever man. Y'act like a disrespectful twit, ya gits wut ya pays Fer.

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1 hour ago, Nationalist said:

Whatever man. Y'act like a disrespectful twit, ya gits wut ya pays Fer.

All the people in their district now have no one to represent them until after the next election. So much for democracy in the tin pot banana republic that calls itself a Great State.

Why are you so nasty?

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6 hours ago, Aristides said:

All the people in their district now have no one to represent them until after the next election. So much for democracy in the tin pot banana republic that calls itself a Great State.

Why are you so nasty?

Nasty? You make insane claims of threats to democracy after your own Libbies act like twits in session and get what the democraticly agreed upon rules of conduct specify...and you want to accuse me of being nasty?

Give it a rest...ur just so tiringly transparent and pathetically limp.

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Just now, Nationalist said:

Nasty? You make insane claims of threats to democracy after your own Libbies act like twits in session and get what the democraticly agreed upon rules of conduct specify...and you want to accuse me of being nasty?

Give it a rest...ur just so tiringly transparent and pathetically limp.

Yes, nasty. You perseive the destruction of democracy as a win, just because you don't agree with the victim.

You are a fool as well.

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