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Tennessee GOP silences Rep. Justin Jones as special legislative session continues

Rep. Justin Jones, D-Nashville, holds a sign in the House Civic Justice Committee of 1st Extraordinary Session meeting during a special session of the state legislature on public safety. (George Walker IV/AP)
Rep. Justin Jones, D-Nashville, holds a sign in the House Civic Justice Committee of 1st Extraordinary Session meeting during a special session of the state legislature on public safety. (George Walker IV/AP)

Tennessee House Republicans voted Monday to temporarily silence Democratic Rep. Justin Jones after he was ruled out of order twice by House Speaker Cameron Sexton.

Blaise Gainey, political reporter for WPLN in Nashville, joins host Scott Tong.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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