Why It’s Tense Between Tennessee Lawmakers and Statehouse Press

by: Corey Hutchins | CJR

What better way for lawmakers to welcome the NRA’s national convention in Nashville this weekend than with a public spat with members of the state press corps over a bill to allow permitted guns in parks?

 

During a testy news conference last week, GOP leaders in the Tennessee House accused statehouse reporters of advocating against the gun measure, debating rather than questioning the lawmakers about it, and acting like Democrats.

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