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Sajeeb Wazed criticises black US lawmakers’ expulsion over gun control

2023-04-09 12:14:44 BdST

2023-09-25 16:24:35 BdST

Published: 2023-04-09 12:14:44 BdST


Live Desk: Prime Minister’s ICT Affairs Advisor Sajeeb Wazed Joy has criticized the expulsion of two black minority US state lawmakers, sparing a white one, in Tennessee over their gun control protests, questioning the fairness of democracy in the United States.
“US State legislature votes to expel two minority lawmakers while keeping a third who was white. This is the state of democracy in the US,” Joy said overnight in his verified Facebook status.
He also added: “The US State Department is nothing but a bunch of hypocrites”. Tennessee’s Republican-controlled House voted Thursday to expel Justin Jones and fellow lawmaker Justin Pearson, who are both Black, for speaking out of turn during a gun control protest in the House chamber the week prior.
Republican Gloria Johnson, a white lawmaker too participated in the demonstration, faced an expulsion vote that ultimately failed.
Jones later vowed he would seek re-election for his Nashville seat, calling his removal an attack on democracy. 
Republicans voted to expel Jones and his fellow Democratic colleague Pearson for leading a gun control protest on 30 March.

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