Two Tennessee state Democratic representatives, Justin Pearson and Justin Jones, were caught protesting in front of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, charging the Biden government with executing “ecocide.”
Jones was seen outside the Washington Hilton on Saturday evening, where thousands of journalists, politicians, and prominent individuals convened for the yearly dinner where Biden was scheduled to speak.
The protest was organized by the environmentalist group Climate Defiance.
Climate organizers are blockading the White House Correspondents Dinner and protesting Biden’s dangerous support for fossil fuel expansion.
Justin Jones, John Legend, and Justin Pearson are just 3 people who have shared their support! pic.twitter.com/hMLmsqLGG4
— Saul (@saaaauuull) April 30, 2023
Jones, a radical leftist agitator, was caught on camera leading a frenzied mob in a disturbing chant through a megaphone.
The incendiary words spewing from his mouth were nothing short of a call to arms, as he declared that our great nation was in a state of emergency.
Liberal politicians are once again attacking the industries that drive our economy. They are putting their radical agenda ahead of the well-being of citizens.
Jones’s appearance at the demonstration comes shortly after Kamala Harris and Biden welcomed Jones and the other members of the “Tennessee Three” to the White House.
The “Tennessee Three” gained national attention for interrupting a House session to demand gun control following a shooting in Nashville that left six people dead, including three children.
Two Democratic lawmakers, Jones and Pearson, were expelled by the Republican-controlled legislature for participating in a protest on Saturday.
However, they were later reinstated. Biden’s reaction to the expulsion votes was deemed an affront to democracy and a shocking display of disregard for the rule of law.
“What the Republican legislature did was shocking, it was undemocratic, and it was without any precedent.”
President Biden commends the “Tennessee Three” — Justin Jones, Justin Pearson, and Gloria Johnson — who faced expulsion after protesting gun violence on the TN House floor. pic.twitter.com/FlVJamOqpZ
— The Recount (@therecount) April 24, 2023
Kamala Harris faced backlash for her recent visit to Nashville, where she met with Jones and Pearson. Many criticized her for not prioritizing the victims of the tragic shooting in the area.
In a speech at a church, Harris expressed her support for the legislators and charged the GOP-majority legislature with destroying democracy by silencing both the legislators and the constituents they represent.
The vice president practically yelled, “It wasn’t about the three of these leaders,” during a particularly animated speech.
The controversial Willow Project, a 30-year Alaskan oil drilling initiative given the green light by President Biden in March, sparked outrage among conservative groups. The recent Climate Defiance protest was centered around this highly contentious issue.This article appeared in NewsHouse and has been published here with permission.