In leaked audio footage, House Republicans can be heard getting embarrassingly whiny about the criticism and about being called racist.
"Boycott Tennessee" trended on social media after GOP lawmakers expelled two Black legislators who also protested against guns but did not expel a white state rep. who did the same thing.
Two Black lawmakers in Tennessee were expelled for leading an anti-gun protest on the House floor after the Nashville school shooting, but the white State Rep. who joined them kept her job. They are known as the "Tennessee Three."
Facing expulsion, pro-gun control Tennessee State Rep. Justin Jones was violently assaulted by Republican Rep. Justin Lafferty on the State House floor, video footage shows.
Tennessee Rep. Paul Sherrell previously sponsored a bill to rename a portion of Rep. John Lewis Way after former President Donald Trump. Now he's withdrawn it.
Republican State Rep. Paul Sherrell apologized for suggesting Tennessee's death row inmates be executed via "hanging by a tree."
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