Hard on the heels of the Nashville school shooting, two activist movements dovetailed in several demonstrations at state capitols around the country.
Chants and slogans of anti-gun advocates soon mingled with the flags and colors of LGBT movements featuring ‘trans’ issues in calls for legislative change.
Such demonstrations are the lifeblood of a healthy democracy. What happened next was not.
Tennessee was one of several cities where the press of the crowd was not content to assemble outside the legislative buildings. They pushed their way INSIDE the building.
It wasn’t long before two talking points of the left were merged into a new name to describe this event. Taking the Trans rights movement plus Dem talking points of the ‘J6 Insurrection’, collectively, they were soon nicknamed ‘transurrection’ on social media.
Three Democrat state lawmakers — Reps. Justin Jones, Justin Pearson, and Gloria Johnson — brought the Tennessee lower chamber to a halt when they joined in chanting with the protesters.
“Power to the people,” Jones yelled through a megaphone on the chamber floor. — FoxNews
There is little danger that any involved will face consequences comparable to what J6 Protesters faced for events of that day. Languishing for months or years in solitary while they await trial seems beyond the remotest likelihood.
That doesn’t mean the ELECTED officals involved can’t face meaningful consequences for role they played in disrupting the proper functioning of the government.
Three Tennessee state lawmakers, all Democrats, were pulled from their committee assignments and could face expulsion from the legislature after they participated in storming the state Capitol during a protest against guns following last week’s school shooting.
Tennessee House Republicans voted Monday to strip committee assignments from state Reps. Justin Jones, Justin J. Pearson and Gloria Johnson, according to WPLN.
A potential expulsion for the three lawmakers could come later this week.
“Their actions are and will always be unacceptable, and they break several rules of decorum and procedure on the House floor,” he said. “Their actions and beliefs that they could be arrested on the House floor were an effort, unfortunately, to make themselves the victims. In effect, those actions took away the voices of the protestors, the focus on the six victims who lost their lives, and the families who lost their loved ones.” — FoxNews
The role of elected representatives is to behave as elected representatives, involved in the process of debate and legislation.
Ordinary citizens who would rather influence such people through lawful protest are free to do so.
These three seem confused as to which role they currently serve. The coming vote may help to ‘un-confuse’ them.