May 26, 2024

President Joe Biden slams expulsion vote

President Joe Biden on Thursday night slammed the decision to Tennessee House Republicans to expel two Democratic lawmakers after they broke House rules to lead a gun-reform protest from the chamber’s floor.

“Rather than debating the merits of the issue, these Republican lawmakers have chosen to punish, silence, and expel duly-elected representatives of the people of Tennessee,” the Democratic president said in a statement.