2023-04-11 12:54:39

No Justin, No Peace: Expelled TN Rep. Justin Jones Reinstated After Unanimous Nashville Council Vote

Democratic Representative Justin Jones has returned to the Tennessee state House, just days after Republicans voted to expel him. The Metropolitan Council of Nashville voted 36 to 0 on Monday to reinstate him. Following the vote, Jones’s supporters marched to the Tennessee Legislature, where he was sworn in on the steps of the Capitol. Justin Pearson of Memphis, who was also expelled last week, could be reappointed to the Tennessee House Wednesday if a majority of the Shelby County Commission’s 13 members agree to it. We air highlights from Monday’s proceedings, as well as Pearson’s speech Sunday in Memphis to his supporters.

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