Republican state legislatures in certain red states are running completely amok right now. One of them is Tennessee, where this is happening to Democratic state representative Gloria Johnson and others:
I just had a visit from the head of HR and the House ethics lawyer, I appreciate them letting me know that if I am expelled, I will lose my health benefits. I also appreciate the ethics lawyer, letting me know that in one case, a member who was potentially up for expulsion
— Rep. Gloria Johnson (@VoteGloriaJ) April 5, 2023
This is a serious problem. Activist Fred Guttenberg may have put it the most succinctly:
THIS IS FUCKING INSANITY. TENNESSEE IS NOW EXPELLING ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES LIKE @VoteGloriaJ FOR WANTING TO REDUCE GUN VIOLENCE.
IF YOU HAVE SUMMER VACATIONS PLANNED IN TENNESSEE, CANCEL THEM https://t.co/KvgN0aLnCv
— Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) April 5, 2023
We have to win more of these state legislature elections in 2024, if only to keep the Republicans from having the kind of supermajority that allows them to pull this kind of crap with no checks and balances.
Keep up to date with the latest Liberal Agenda content via email.
We respect your privacy.