Nashville council reinstates expelled Tenn. House Dem

The Shelby County Commission is scheduled to reinstate the other expelled member on Wednesday.
Former Rep. Justin Jones, D-Nashville, raises his fist on the floor of the House chamber as he walks to his desk to collect his belongings after being expelled from the legislature on Thursday, April 6, 2023. (AP Photo/George Walker IV)

The Nashville Metro Council voted Monday to reinstall Rep. Justin Jones (D) to his House seat after the Republican-led chamber expelled Jones and Rep. Justin Pearson (D) last week over a gun violence protest that the GOP argued violated the House rules.

The panel voted 36 to 0 in favor of returning Pearson back to the House. 

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