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Political and Legislative

Tennessee House Expels Two Democrat Representatives

Former state Reps. Justin Jones and Justin Pearson were expelled from the Tennessee legislature Thursday after Republicans determined they breached the body’s rules of decorum — but their political careers are not necessarily over.

After the Covenant school shooting in Nashville that left six people dead, Jones and Pearson, along with state Rep. Gloria Johnson, stood at the well of the Tennessee House chamber last week to demand action. Leading chants, the trio joined thousands of protesters who descended on the state Capitol calling for tighter gun laws. While Johnson survived expulsion from the Republican-controlled House by only one vote, Jones and Pearson were removed and will not participate for the remainder of the legislative session.

But the two are not prohibited from holding office again and could even run for their newly-vacated seats. Here’s what could be next for the ousted lawmakers and the state of Tennessee.

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