Biden discusses gun control with Tennessee politicians.

Biden discusses gun control with Tennessee politicians.
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After being threatened with expulsion for participating in gun control protests at their statehouse, three Tennessee lawmakers visited the White House on Monday. President Joe Biden described the removal of two MPs as “shocking” and “undemocratic.”

“You’re standing up for our kids, you’re standing up for our communities,” Biden told state lawmakers Justin Pearson, Justin Jones, and Gloria Johnson during an Oval Office meeting.

Jones and Pearson, two young Black politicians, were expelled earlier this month but were later reinstated by their respective communities. Johnson, a white guy, was rescued from expulsion by a hair’s breadth.

After disrupting House proceedings, Tennessee’s Republican-controlled legislature requested their expulsion.

Days after three 9-year-old pupils and three instructors were killed in a school shooting in Nashville, the three lawmakers, dubbed the “Tennessee three,” joined children, parents, and others in demonstrating outside the state Capitol.

According to White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, Biden was grateful to the three state delegates who requested tighter gun laws, namely a ban on so-called assault weapons, an issue the president has continued to campaign for.

The current Vice President, Kamala Harris, joined Biden for the conversation. Harris met with the three senators and one congressman earlier this month in Nashville, where she indicated her support for their reform efforts.

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