House session turns into fracas as Democrats try to leave chamber

By , Daily Memphian Updated: May 03, 2019 3:58 PM CT | Published: May 02, 2019 7:23 PM CT

NASHVILLE – In its final hours, the 2019 legislative session exploded into revolt as House Speaker Glen Casada, sergeants at arms and troopers allegedly tried to block Democrats from leaving the chamber in protest, leading to a physical incident involving Rep. G.A. Hardaway and other Democrats.

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Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard is a Nashville-based reporter with more than 30 years of journalism experience as a writer, editor and columnist covering the state Legislature and Tennessee politics for The Daily Memphian.


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