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In an extraordinary move, Tennessee’s Republican-led House voted on Thursday to expel Rep. Justin Jones of Nashville, one of three Democratic lawmakers who recently led a raucous protest from the House floor calling for gun law reforms.
The vote was 72-25. The House has yet to decide the fates of Reps. Gloria Johnson and Justin Pearson.
The three lawmakers acknowledge that they didn’t follow the rules of order and decorum by speaking without being formally recognized. But they’re facing a disciplinary measure that’s only been used twice since the 1800s. Republicans have said the trio’s actions amount to an insurrection.