Representative Pearson and Representative Jones were both ousted from their positions subsequent to a demonstration advocating for gun control in the aftermath of the tragic Covenant School shooting.
Following his expulsion from the legislature, Justin Pearson, a Memphis Democrat, has been reinstated after being reappointed by the Shelby County Commission on Wednesday.
House Democrats informed that they anticipate the necessary paperwork to be sent to Nashville, allowing Pearson to be sworn in on Thursday morning before the 9 a.m. House floor session.
Pearson had been one of two lawmakers who were expelled last Thursday for causing a disturbance on the House floor while advocating for gun reform in the wake of The Covenant School shooting. Rep. Justin Jones has already returned to the capitol.
Rep. Jones, representing Nashville, and Rep. Gloria Johnson, representing Knoxville, had their House committee assignments revoked on Monday. Pearson, who had just taken his seat and had not yet been assigned to any committees, also had his ID badge deactivated for access to the legislature.
On the day that Jones, Pearson, and Johnson led a crowd from the House floor in chants, there were no arrests made and no damage caused to the Tennessee capitol. Rep. Jones had used a bullhorn during the demonstration.
Hundreds of individuals had gathered at the capitol to speak with lawmakers about gun legislation in light of The Covenant School shooting, where six people, including three 9-year-olds, were killed by a 28-year-old Nashville resident.