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Last week, Tennessee’s Republican-controlled House expelled two of its members — both young Black Democrats.
Emily Cochrane, a national correspondent for The New York Times, explains the story behind the extraordinary ousting and what it tells us about this moment in American politics.
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The Tennessee House voted to expel two Democrats after they interrupted a debate by leading protesters in a call for stricter gun laws.
Here is what you need to know about the ousting.
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Emily Cochrane contributed reporting.
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