House Speaker ejects audience, silences Jones in special session; Democrats walk off in protest

By , Daily Memphian Updated: August 28, 2023 8:23 PM CT | Published: August 28, 2023 7:00 PM CT

Sexton’s moves followed a subcommittee chairman’s move last week to clear the entire audience from a hearing room — including parents of survivors of the Covenant School shooting. 


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Ian Round

Ian Round

Ian Round is The Daily Memphian’s state government reporter based in Nashville. He came to Tennessee from Maryland, where he reported on local politics for Baltimore Brew. He earned a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland in December 2019.


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