Bob Duff

Senate Majority Leader

Bob Duff

Standing Up For You!

April 8, 2023

Senators Looney and Duff Release Statement on Expulsion of Tennessee Representatives

Today, Senate President Pro Tempore Martin Looney (D-New Haven) and Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) released the following statement regarding the expulsion of Tennessee Representatives Justin Jones and Justin Pearson:

“The expulsion of Rep. Justin Jones and Rep. Justin Pearson is a shockingly authoritarian and unapologetically racist act by Republicans in Tennessee. This anti-democratic action by a state legislative body tramples on the foundation of our free society. The Republican goal is clear: obtain power, silence dissent, and eliminate the rights of those who stand in the way.”