The Daily Populous

Monday April 10th, 2023 morning edition

image for A Tennessee RNC member says vote to expel 2 Democratic lawmakers over a gun control protest hurt the GOP brand: 'You've energized young voters against us'

A Republican National Committee member told The Times that ousting 2 Democratic lawmakers "didn't help" the GOP.

Tennessee state Reps. Justin Jones and Justin Pearson were removed from their positions by the GOP-led House.

Brock argued that the party should have considered arguments from the lawmakers over gun reform.

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A member of the Republican National Committee from Tennessee said that the vote by the GOP-led Tennessee House of Representatives to expel two Democratic lawmakers for their gun reform protests "didn't help" the party's brand and has now "energized young voters against us.".

"If my job, along with other members of the RNC, is to protect the brand of the Republican Party, this didn't help," he told the newspaper.

Both Jones and Pearson can be reappointed to their seats, but special elections will also have to be set by the governor. »

Expelled Tennessee lawmakers both seeking seats again

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two former Black Democratic lawmakers who were expelled by Republican colleagues in Tennessee say they want to be reappointed, then elected back to their seats, following their ouster for a protest on the House floor urging passage of gun-control measures in the wake of a deadly school shooting .

Lowery said he understands the need to respond to those who “transgressed the rules” of the state House of Representatives.

Both former lawmakers told NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday that they want to return to their positions as lawmakers. »

CIA director says US felt "blindsided" by Saudi Arabia reconciliation with Iran

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The director of the United States' Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is revealed to have expressed displeasure at Saudi Arabia's recent reconciliation with Iran, during an unannounced visit to the kingdom this week.

According to The Wall Street Journal, which cited sources familiar with the matter, CIA director Bill Burns told Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during his visit that the US felt "blindsided" by the kingdom's rapprochement with Iran and its ally Syria.

The CIA Director and the US government's main concern, according to the report, was that Washington was frustrated at being left out of regional developments and felt side-lined as a result. »

Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Adds Online Co-Op With New Mod

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You can now play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild online with your friends thanks to modders hired by content creator PointCrow.


"Incredibly disappointed that [Nintendo] has decided to block my videos on Breath of the Wild," the tweet reads. »