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Tennessee House Republicans Accused of Racism After Voting to Expel Two Black Democratic Representatives

Tennessee House Republicans are facing internal strife after voting to expel two Black Democratic representatives, but sparing an older white woman for protesting lax gun laws. An audio recording reveals Republican lawmakers aggressively confronting their caucus members who voted against Johnson's expulsion, leading to accusations of racism and drawing national attention to the GOP-led House. The expulsion votes have sparked concerns about the party's chances in the 2022 elections and highlighted the need for increased diversity in the state's legislature.