Last week, Tennessee House Speaker Cameron Sexton (R) led the charge to expel two members of the Tennessee House, Justin Jones (D) and Justin Pearson (D). Jones and Pearson were expelled for expressing solidarity with protesters in the House gallery who were calling on the legislature to take action after a mass shooting left six people, including three children, dead. (Sexton also voted to expel Representative Gloria Johnson (D), but she retained her seat.) According to Sexton, Jones and Pearson were expelled for breaking "
Rules for thee but none for me. The Republican's mantra.
In a just world the people of Tennessee would rise up and throw this racist scoundrel out of office. But Tennessee is not a part of a just world, it is, and ever shall be, the Old Confederacy. That all said, perhaps a few citizens of the district in which he really resides could organize a bit of civil disobedience in front of his house. Maybe then he will move back to his stated home on the plantation, in 1845.
You guys are TOO good! Nailed another corrupt politician again! This needs to go NATIONAL.
Cameron Sexton is not the problem, he is just a consequence of a bigger problem which is the South’s return to the “Lost Cause” is the problem. From Arkansas to Florida, Texas to Georgia, the GOP has put on their white robes and hoods and lit their tiki torches. The only thing that will change this is voters. As long as voters of all colors do not show up at the ballot box, this will continue. As long as there has been an America there has been angry people whose lives did not turn out the way they dreamed and can’t abide someone else, anyone else doing better. It used to be these folks were irrelevant because they usually got drunk, passed out and never voted. As Edmund Burke said “the only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing”.
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Anyone who knows that area knows he wouldn’t be caught dead living in Crossville. Nothing against the lovely people of Crossville but this guy is a snob. It’s ridiculous and I hope there comes a day where he has to pay that back . 🤦🏼♀️
This is why The Onion isn’t funny anymore - political reality is more absurd than anything you could make up...
Some legislators are more equal than others, don’t you know. Keep a light on this!
Thanks again for a *factual* and excellent job of reporting. I hope this piece goes national and the voting public hears about another corrupt criminal republican politician. May they all eventually be voted out of office.
Also, we all must make sure your work is read by as many people as possible. I will do my best to facilitate this.
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Get this to the Memphis 3
I'm not sure what, if any, meaningful consequences Sexton will face related to these allegations. It is reassuring, though, that he appears to be full of you-know-what on multiple levels.
I live in west central rural Wisconsin. Our member of the WI State House of Representatives did this - living in a place NOT in his district but he kept ownership of the original house. His buddies in the House, who love Gerrymandering, just re-did his District by adding the townships in the County to the north that include his new house. So, now he's legal. BTW - he is not the only WI Legislator who didn't live in his District. Now he can sell the original house.
I know the Tennessee legislature doesn't care about corruption but let's see if anyone moves to expel him
"Do as I say, not as I do".
The RW party of criminals continues to wear the clothing of a sheep, piously claiming to be for "law and order."
But all we the people appear to receive from these thieves are more laws and disorder, while they're breaking real laws, getting paid to do it, simultaneously denying any hint of impropriety. Sheesh.