March For Our Lives organized an enormous pupil walkout in Nashville and the remainder of Tennessee that was joined by dad and mom, caregivers, allies, and three members of the state legislature who had been threatened with expulsion.
In line with an announcement offered to PoliticusUSA by March For Our Lives:
Younger individuals led walkouts throughout Tennessee, with some 7,000 college students, dad and mom, caregivers, and Tennesseans of all stripes becoming a member of March For Our Lives on the State Capitol to demand motion. However as an alternative of heeding their calls to motion, Tennessee State Home Speaker Cameron Sexton is threatening to expel three legislators who joined younger individuals to demand change.
Let’s be clear: Speaker Sexton has the facility to maintain youngsters alive and guarantee no extra Tennessee youngsters die from a bullet. He has the facility of life and dying. Nevertheless, somewhat than utilizing that energy to maintain us protected, he needs to play political video games and expel three passionate legislators. Speaker Sexton is selecting dying over life for a political win. Disgrace. Younger individuals is not going to again down till we’re protected.
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Speaker Sexton later tried to stroll again his risk:
Their actions are and can at all times be unacceptable, they usually break a number of guidelines of decorum and process on the Home ground. Their actions and beliefs that they could possibly be arrested on the Home ground had been an effort, sadly, to make themselves the victims.
— Speaker Cameron Sexton (@CSexton25) April 3, 2023
Sexton additionally tweeted about taking a look at all options and getting by means of this collectively, however Republicans have misplaced the messaging battle on weapons. Every new faculty capturing will increase the decision and the stress on the gun foyer politicians to do one thing.
Sarah Jones talked concerning the Nashville faculty capturing on Deadline DC with Brad Bannon:
Nobody is looking for gun confiscation or mass banning of all weapons, that are at all times the factors that the NRA and their Republican allies leap to. There’s a extra cheap name for motion to cease youngsters from getting murdered of their colleges,
On a day when the media is obsessive about Donald Trump, college students walked out of college and seven,000 individuals protested as a result of America is uninterested in seeing youngsters and adults slaughtered in mass shootings.
Jason is the managing editor. He’s additionally a White Home Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Diploma in Political Science. His graduate work centered on public coverage, with a specialization in social reform actions.
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