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Democrat Expelled From Tennessee Senate

For the first time, the Tennessee Senate on Wednesday voted to expel a senator, stripping Sen. Katrina Robinson of her elected position following her federal conviction on federal wire fraud charges.

Robinson, D-Memphis, had decried the Senate’s move as racist and misogynistic and called the expulsion a “procedural lynching” Wednesday. The senator grew emotional on the Senate floor before her colleagues voted to expel her, calling the decision a foregone conclusion and the Senate’s debate “a show.”

“I was raised in a very no-nonsense manner. I’ve gone two years and never let the public see me cry,” Robinson said. “I continued to push through this ordeal to get here every week for session, for committee, to get back to my community even when I couldn’t raise money because people thought I was a thief.

“I went in my own pocket to give to kids who were looking forward to events that normally I would have support for. I stood out front this whole time, and I haven’t shied away from any fight, and I can’t do it here. Some of you think I would maintain my dignity through resignation, but for me the only way to maintain my dignity is to stand here and stand up for myself, and anyone else who would go through this.”

The Senate voted 27-5 to expel her from the Senate.

“While the expulsion of a Senator for the first time in history was not something any of us wished to see, it was a necessary action,” Lt. Gov. Randy McNally, R-Oak Ridge, said in a statement following the vote. “The integrity of the Senate is of paramount importance. Senator Robinson was given every consideration and due process.”

McNally said the Senate could have acted right away following her conviction but gave her time to pursue her legal case. The Senate delayed action to allow her “time to reflect and resign,” he said. 

“She declined that opportunity,” McNally said.

He called Wednesday a “sad day for the Senate.”

Robinson previously said prosecutors unfairly targeted and pursued her on trumped up charges, which are unrelated to her role in the Tennessee General Assembly. Robinson was initially charged with 48 counts in connection with her ownership of a nursing school and its management of federal grant funds.

Original Article: https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2022/02/02/tennessee-senator-katrina-robinson-expelled-senate-over-fraud-charges/9204524002/

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  1. If you can’t do the time them don’t do the crime. She got what she deserved. The problem is there are so many more out there that should be following her. How many of our government official are using their position to make money in the stock market. The Federal Reserve Board is manipulating Banks for their own personal gains. Three of them just stepped down due to this, but they were not prosecuted. Just Read the article on Jane Fraizer CEO of Citigroup on CNN (Communist News Network) and look at what the Federal Reserve Board is doing to a Bank and their personnel.

    • I wish and hope all these other crooked corrupt, immoral liars like Pelosi. Schumer Kamala Harris and especially Joe Biden and almost every single sick demented psycho liberal democrat end up like her and worse, in jail where they’re belong.

      • Yet your Fuhrur Trump gets a pass. No mention of any of the Criminals like McConnell or Trump in your comment. Go figure.

  2. SO WHY CANT FJB BE EXPELLED TOO. HE EARNED IT. FJB DESERVES TO BE EXPELLED. AMERICANS , LETS GET ON THE BALL BEFORE FJB DESTROYS THE FUTURE FOR OUR CHILDREN AND GRAND CHILDREN. THESE CHILDREN ARE THE ONES THAT WILL PAY THE ULTIMATE PRICE. WE ALL KNOW THAT FJB DOES NOT CARE ABOUT YOU & I AND HIMSELF. HE KNOWS HE HAS ONE CROOKED FILTHY FOOT IN HELL SO HE DOES NOT CARE ABOUT DESTROYING AMERICA AND YOUR CHILDREN & GRAND CHILDREN.

  3. Law enforcement is not racism. It is law enforcement. Enough with the outrage. You can’t use the system to forestall prosecution and then cry racism when the verdict goes against you.

  4. “Racist and misogynistic”? Good grief. She’s a criminal and therefore does not deserve to keep the position she was elected to. Typical liberal “thinking” and entitlement attitude.

  5. WHEN i WAS ASSIGNED OVERSEAS TO THE COUNTRIES OF THE FORMER SOVIET UNION I WAS WORKING ON A PROGRAM TO STOP FRAUD IN RECRUITING STUDENTS FOR COLLEGES IN THE UNITED STATES. MY BIGGEST PROBLEM WAS FROM THE UNITED STATES EMBASSIES . FOREIGN STUDENTS WOULD APPLY FOR VISAS TO THE U.S. AS F-1 STUDENTS. MOST OF THE APPLICANTS WOULD GIVE THEIR MONEY TO A LOCAL NATIONAL THIRD PARTY WHO WAS WORKING WITH THE U.S. COLLEGE ADMINISTRATION AND NEVER RECEIVE A LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE. THEY WOULD NOT GET THEIR MONEY BACK AND THE EMBASSY WOULD NOT REQUEST THE FOREIGN GOVERNMENT TO START AN INVESTIGATION. BIG RACKET THAT IS VERY PROFITABLE.

  6. If this is a 1st. Let’s change that so that a lot more on both sides of the isle can be Dragged through the Corrupt Court system to be prosecuted by corrupt prosecutors at a corrupt DOJ.And now Brandon wants to add thousands is IRS. Agents to corrupt that agency even more !! Add all this to a corrupt Big Tec and a corrupt main stream media and you got one Big tangeled mess of corruption.. UGGH I just gave my self a headache and anxiety

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