Tennessee House Republicans expel Pearson and Jones but not Johnson

By , Daily Memphian Updated: April 07, 2023 6:06 AM CT | Published: April 06, 2023 3:36 PM CT

Tennessee Republicans voted to expel two Black Democrats, Justin Pearson of Memphis and Justin Jones of Nashville, on Thursday, April 6, for speaking out of turn during a gun-safety protest a week earlier.

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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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