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Tennessee state Rep. Justin Pearson on winning his seat back after expulsion

State Rep. Justin Pearson, D-Memphis, poses for a portrait in front of a 1930s Tennessee House of Representatives composite in a hallway outside his office at the Cordell Hull Building, Monday, April 17, 2023, in Nashville, Tenn. (George Walker IV/AP)
State Rep. Justin Pearson, D-Memphis, poses for a portrait in front of a 1930s Tennessee House of Representatives composite in a hallway outside his office at the Cordell Hull Building, Monday, April 17, 2023, in Nashville, Tenn. (George Walker IV/AP)

Host Deepa Fernandes talks to Tennessee state Rep. Justin J. Pearson. He’s one of two Democrats who were expelled from the Tennessee legislature in April for participating in a protest on gun control.

Pearson and Justin Jones won their seats back on Thursday, both with a large percentage of the vote. Pearson joins us.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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