Tennessee Home Consultant Gloria Johnson (D-Knoxville) got here near becoming a member of her two colleagues, Reps. Justin Jones (Nashville) and Justin Pearson (D-Memphis), in expulsion from the governing physique after protesting gun violence following the capturing on the Covenant College in Nashville. However she’s not backing down.
Rep. Johnson joined Danielle Moodie, co-host of The New Irregular politics podcast, on this episode of the present to speak about what the previous few weeks have been like, a heartbreaking interplay she had with a third-grade Lady Scout about gun management, and a rebuttal to one of many largest pro-gun “arguments” there may be.
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“They frequently speak about, ‘Oh, effectively, criminals will get weapons anyway.’ We’re a law-making physique. I imply, why not have that angle relating to theft [then]? Criminals are simply gonna rob individuals, so why have legal guidelines about it? Effectively, you’ve gotten legal guidelines so individuals can get penalties,” she says. “To behave as if that’s some form of protection is so lazy and disingenuine.”
She additionally breaks down the clearly manipulated manner that Nashville’s districts have been gerrymandered—which Danielle describes as “a pretzel manufacturing facility when it comes to the best way that they’ve drawn”—and has an eye-opening response, and a scathing indictment of the Tennessee legislature, when requested if she believes that racism performed a task in sparing her from her Black colleagues’ fates of expulsion. (They’ve since rejoined.)
Then, CNN’s S.E. Cupp joins co-host Andy Levy to elucidate why Tucker Carlson’s exit from Fox Information has zero probability of fixing the insidious methods of the media firm. The 2 additionally make educated predictions on who Carlson’s substitute is more likely to be.
Plus! Andy and Danielle talk about Trump’s vile new low with a COVID lie in addition to what Supreme Courtroom Justice Samuel Alito is whining about now.
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