The left is absolutely incensed that they have to follow the rules as two Tennessee lawmakers are expelled:
They claim that the three were facing expulsion because they were protesting. As usual, the left only tells half of the story. They weren’t merely protesting, they were refusing to allow the remainder of the legislature to carry out the business of the people, and were getting the protesters in the gallery to assist them. (This is where I would usually post video of what they did, but youtube has removed most of the videos from their site, and the one that I could find on their site won’t embed. I can’t find a single video of what they did to get expelled. Odd, huh?)
The next claim is that it is an attack on democracy. I don’t see how. The voters in Tennessee are represented by their democratically elected representatives. Those representatives, all 99 of them, were prevented from doing their jobs by an unruly mob, led by three of their members. The representatives all operate by an agreed upon set of rules. Violating those rules can cause the members to expel you by a 2/3 vote. The three refused to abide by the rules and held the entire body hostage, so the members took a vote, and two of them were expelled. Seems mighty democratic to me. Majority rules.
Expelling someone is a threat to democracy? You tried to expel the President. Twice. Was that a threat to democracy? When republican protesters attempted to hold a similar protest in Congress more than two years ago, you said that such protests were an insurrection. Hundreds of the protesters are still being held without trial.
Things continue to heat up on the road to CW2. It’s coming, unfortunately. I can feel it.