The wholesome character of the Tennessee GOP legislature

You think you’re tired of hearing about the Tennessee Legislature? You’re not.

Read the last sentence in this, from Harper’s Weekly Review:

In Tennessee, two black Democratic legislators who had led peaceful gun control protesters in chants from the statehouse floor and who approached the podium without being formally recognized were expelled by the Republican majority for “bring[ing] disorder and dishonor to the House of Representatives.” The legislature, which had previously declined to remove members who had urinated on each other’s chairs, illegally prescribed opioids to a mistress who was also their second cousin, and were accused of sexually assaulting teenagers, allowed a white lawmaker involved in the protest to remain.

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