Statement on Black Democrats Removed from TN Legislature

“What we are seeing in Tennessee with the Republican-led removal of duly elected, Black Democrat Legislators is clearly racism and a continued assault on our nation’s democracy,” said County Leader Keith L.T. Wright.

“Whether it’s through efforts to overturn an election, fraud, insurrection, or the expulsion of representatives they disagree with, Republicans have shown themselves to be incapable of governing in keeping with the small-d democratic values our country was founded on. As Democrats and Americans, we must stand together to ensure these efforts are defeated every time.”