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FEATURING LISA SHERMAN LUNA & DAMAREO COOPER - Justin Jones, one of two Black lawmakers in Tennessee ousted by the Republican majority, was reinstated on Monday to his position on the state House of Representatives by a unanimous vote of the Nashville Metropolitan Council. Jones and his fellow Democrat Justin Pearson were both stripped of their seats after they led protests against gun violence in the wake of a mass school shooting in Nashville. Their fellow Democrat, a white representative named Gloria Johnson, survived expulsion by one vote. The three lawmakers, known as the “Tennessee Three,” have faced accusations by Republicans of  bringing “disorder and dishonor to the House.” They have countered that Republicans are distracting from their inaction over on-going gun violence.

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