Earlier in the day, the GOP-controlled body voted to expel Reps. Justin Jones and Justin Pearson for "disorderly behavior," after they stormed the Capitol building with protesters following the shooting by a transgender gunman at a Nashville private Christian school, leaving three staff members and three 9-year-old children dead.
The expulsion vote against Jones, D-Nashville, was 72-25, and 69-26 against Pearson, D-Memphis. It needed 66 votes it pass.
Hundreds of protesters, including students, flooded the Tennessee State Capitol on Thursday to demand that lawmakers implement stronger gun laws after a shooting at an elementary school left six people dead, including three 9-year-olds. https://t.co/K3Nl5Z3GiA pic.twitter.com/HRrETnFBqi— The New York Times (@nytimes) March 31, 2023