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‘No One Cares About The Rules’: CNN Panel Defends Dems Who Joined With Mob In State Capitol Protest

A panel on CNN defended three Democrats who were targeted for expulsion from the Tennessee House of Representatives Thursday for their involvement in a gun control protest.

Democratic State Representatives Justin Jones of Nashville, Gloria Johnson of Knoxville and Justin Pearson of Memphis allegedly took part in the protest, using a bullhorn on the floor of the state House of Representatives, reported.

“They broke the rules in speaking up,” CNN anchor John King said. “The question is okay, six people were shot and killed in your community. Emotions are raw. Do you expel them for speaking up?”

Jones claimed that the expulsion votes targeted black lawmakers during a speech on the floor. He and Pearson were expelled by the body, Jones by a 72-25 vote, Pearson by a 69-26 vote.

“I mean, I think there’s a question of these lawmakers were democratically elected and are you essentially superseding the will of the people by expelling them?” NPR White House correspondent Asma Khalid asked. “I mean, that’s rather harsh, I think fairly unprecedented and people see, partisan move as a result of this.”

Protestors stormed the Tennessee state capitol March 30, demanding passage of gun control laws three days after Audrey Hale, a 28-year-old female shooter who identified as transgender, killed three children and three adults at Covenant School in Nashville, Tennessee, before being engaged and fatally wounded by law enforcement.

“They were trying to get a discussion about gun reform. They’re not trying to overthrow the election. They were not trying to seize control of the chamber… They were not trying to get the governor out of office,” King said, noting that Tennessee House Speaker Cameron Sexton compared the protest to the Jan. 6, 2021 riot at the Capitol building. “They were not violent. Thank you. They were not violent. They may have been loud. They may have broken the rules, but really equivalent or worse?”

“No one cares about the rules of the Tennessee House,” CNN reporter Jeff Zeleny said.

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  1. Oh, it’s okay for the left to storm a Capital but the right are deemed insurrectionists! What’s good for the goose is good for the gander. Nothing about the transgender who murdered little children? Maybe they should instead demonstrate the debauchery of that sick lifestyle. Always about the guns instead of the warped people using them. How about getting guns from the criminals first who don’t follow the laws of the land? You instead want the lawless committing crimes and the law abiding citizens having no way to protect themselves. The 2nd Amendment was made to give the people of this country the right to protect themselves against the tyranny of the government like what we have today. Let’s see. You want to remove guns, defund police and let the criminals keep their guns? Can’t you see how stupid that is? There is no hope for you if you believe that!

  2. “They were trying to get a discussion about gun reform.”
    I think gun reform was secondary to this crowd. This was started because transgenders live terrible lives and they want to blame it on sane people. Do they think a deranged person won’t find a way to do damage to others if they can’t get hold of a gun? They’re blind or pretending to be.

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