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Tennessee House Speaker responds to GOP booting


Tennessee House Speaker Kent Williams issued a response to the announcement that the state’s Republican Party Chair has expelled from the party. Williams has maintained he is a Republican. He remains Speaker of the House, a position the Republican Party has not controlled for over 140 years until this past November. But now, no longer, by their own hand.

The Tennessee Republican Party LogoSpeaker Williams’ response to the TNGOP’s stripping him of his Republican bonafides:

“Robin Smith has determined that I am not a Robin Smith Republican—that is a Republican in her mold.

“I have hoped for some time that my party would work to build a bigger tent, a more inclusive tent. My hopes may have been in vain. The tent Robin Smith wants is a small tent. A narrow-minded tent. A tent with no room for alternative ideas.

“No matter what type tent she wants for the State Republican Party it is clearly not the tent of the Carter County Republican Party. I remain a Carter County Republican with the same principles that brought me to the General Assembly in the 2006 elections. «Read the rest of this article»


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