Moments ago, the Tennessee House of Representatives voted to expel a far-left Democratic state lawmaker after he led a mob of anti-gun activists to storm the state capitol last week. The videos showed the Tennessee Rep leading chants that threatened “NO PEACE” if “no action” was taken.
According to reports, the official vote wasn’t even close, with the finally tally being 72-25 to expel Rep. Justin Jones. The house is also considering ousting Democratic Reps. Gloria Johnson and Justin Pearson for their participation in the storming of the capitol.
Here’s more from Fox News:
🚨BREAKING: Tennessee House votes to expel Democrat Insurrectionist Rep. Justin Jones for leading a group of radical anti-gun leftists who stormed the State Capitol pic.twitter.com/cKmHKLnLfV
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) April 6, 2023
“They’ve just decided to expel one of the three Democrats, Representative Justin Jones, from his duty as a representative, representing about 80,000 people. So he’s out. There’ll be more debate over the other two who disrupted proceedings about one week ago, but it’s likely to follow the same vote,” said the Fox News reporter.
“This vote wasn’t even close,” he added. “About 72 to 25, more than the two-thirds needed. So for a rules violation, Tennessee state representatives deciding to expel the first of three Democrats, likely as the night goes on to expel the other two as well, using their supermajority to expel people for rules violations. It’s not clear how this is going to be received by the crowd outside. In the gallery there were shouts, angry shouts. This is a Republican supermajority and they are certainly flexing their muscle today”
BREAKING: Tennessee has voted to expel Democratic Rep. Justin Jones who protested guns at the state Capitol last week.
I love Tennessee.
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) April 6, 2023
Watch the vote unfold here:
BREAKING: Tennessee House Republicans vote to expel the first of three Democratic lawmakers after they participated in a gun control protest at the state Capitol following the Nashville school shooting. https://t.co/XjUhpYlj9Z pic.twitter.com/FZHpqqNBou
— NBC News (@NBCNews) April 6, 2023
In case you missed it, here was the insurrection in question:
A group of insurrectionists just stormed the Tennessee Capitol pic.twitter.com/GlWqFkctjB
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) March 30, 2023
Notice how they say there is going to be “no peace” unless there is action.
Stay tuned for more updates as this story unfolds….