- Tennessee State Representatives Justin Jones (D-Nashville) and Justin Pearson (D-Memphis), who were expelled from the state House of Representatives last month, protested in Washington D.C. over the weekend.
- Both Jones and Pearson have since been reinstated to their positions by the Nashville Metro City Council and Shelby County Commission on an interim basis.
- On Saturday, Jones and Pearson were spotted in Washington D.C., taking part in a protest organized by the environmentalist group Climate Defiance. The group attempted to blockade the White House Correspondents Dinner.The group was protesting the Biden administration’s recent approval of a 30-year Alaskan oil drilling project, known as the Willow Project. The protesters alleged that through the move, the Biden administration was committing “ecocide.”
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