(PartiallyPolitics.com) – Three Democrat Tennessee state lawmakers have been pulled from their committee assignments and could be expelled from the legislature completely after they participated in a protest against gun violence which resulted in the State Capitol being attacked.
On Monday, Tennessee House Republicans voted for state Reps. Justin Jones, Justin J. Pearson, and Gloria Johnson are to be removed from the committees they were previously serving in. It is possible that next week the three lawmakers may also face expulsion.
The three lawmakers had participated in an anti-gun protest last week, following the mass school shooting that took place in the Covenant School in Nashville, which had killed six people, including three 9-year-old children. The protestors ended up storming the State’s Capitol last week.
In a tweet, Jones revealed that he had been handed a resolution for potential expulsion from the House of Representatives. He proceeded to state that despite it they would “not be intimidated.” He further argued that the public was demanding that they take action and stop allowing children from getting hurt and murdered in schools.
Republican Speaker of the House Cameron Sexton in a tweet pointed out that it had been “unacceptable” for the three Representatives to have participated in the protest. He added that the actions of these three politicians have taken away from the protestors who were instead looking to focus on the loss of their loved ones.
Jones however accused Sexton during a press conference of focusing on politics instead of addressing the traumatic school shooting.
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