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Tennessee House of Representatives Votes to Expel Two Democratic Lawmakers, Sparking Debate Over Activism in the Legislature

The Tennessee state House of Representatives voted last week to expel two Democratic lawmakers, Justin Jones and Justin Pearson, for their involvement in protests on the chamber floor. The expulsion resolution was sponsored by Republican Representative Andrew Farmer, and passed despite criticism of his comments during the vote. A vote to expel a third Democrat, Gloria Johnson, fell short. The expulsion of Jones and Pearson has sparked debate over the role of activism in the legislature and its effect on the balance of power in the chamber.