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Nashville-area board may return Democratic lawmaker who was expelled from Republican-controlled statehouse

Posted on AllSides April 10th, 2023
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Reuters/Cheney Orr

 A Nashville-area county council may return to the statehouse one of two Democratic Tennessee lawmakers who were expelled from the chamber last week over a gun control protest when it meets on Monday to fill the vacant seat.

Republicans who control the state House of Representatives on Thursday voted to kick out Justin Jones and Justin Pearson, two Black men who recently joined the legislature, over their rule-breaking protest on the House floor on March 30.

At least 29 of the 40 members of the Metropolitan Council for Nashville and Davidson County...

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