Charles Siler used to work for the privatizers. Now he fights against them. He joins us to explain why he changed, why CRT is just the latest boogeyman, and how the real goal of Governor Lee and the privatizers here in Tennessee is to eradicate public schools.
Former Putnam County Republican party chair Cindy Schueman joined to explain why she penned a letter calling current party leaders “racist”. This was a conversation we were happy to have. We need to talk to each other more.
EX-PUTNAM COUNTY GOP CHAIR: “Trump opened the door for the white nationalist attitude”
Pro-DEI pro-LGBT Cindy tells @Kanew why she bravely penned a letter in COOKEVILLE’s paper calling current county party leaders “racist” & “hate-filled”
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) July 30, 2022
WATCH: “It’s nothing but a MONEY GRAB… when I worked for a charter school org, I saw it wasn’t about education — CHARTER SCHOOLS ARE NOT PUBLIC SCHOOLS.”
WATCH: “It’s nothing but a MONEY GRAB… when I worked for a charter school org, I saw it wasn’t about education — CHARTER SCHOOLS ARE NOT PUBLIC SCHOOLS.” @TN4ALL Frank Johnson says don’t buy what PRIVATIZERS @GovBillLee & @Hillsdale are selling. #DefendPublicSchools pic.twitter.com/xo1WScBHkb
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) July 29, 2022
This week Tennessee Dems held a press conference vowing to push back on the Republican abortion ban, and the brutality it entails. Below are some clips.
WATCH: “IT’S LEGISLATIVE VIOLENCE—women are not equal if we don’t have control over our own health decisions.” At a presser on the TN GOP extreme abortion ban Rep. Gloria Johnson says more women will die, Tennessee’s economy will get hurt as events & businesses choose other states.
TN-5 CANDIDATE SENATOR HEIDI CAMPBELL: “We’re here with you… we’re not backing down. Our Tennessee daughters deserve to grow up with the same rights & freedoms as our sons.” #BansOffOurBodies – TN Dems vowed to carry bills pushing back on the draconian, violent abortion ban.
SEN. LAMAR: “I’m devastated. I’m angry. It’s an ABOMINATION —- they never take a stand on ‘life’ outside the womb.” Senator London Lamar says the extremist TN GOP abortion ban will force rape & trafficking victims to carry to term, and Black women will be impacted most. #BansOffOurBodies
SEN. YARBRO TO TENNESSEE: “It’s time to WAKE UP.” – Yarbro rightly says TN is 1 of the most dangerous places in the developed world to get pregnant because of a brutal TN GOP supermajority, calls out Jack Johnson for minimizing rape pregnancies. (especially for young girls)
REP. CLEMMONS: “Make no mistake, they’re not going to stop here.” – John Ray Clemmons says the TN GOP will keep taking away rights until voters stand up to them, calls on men to stop hiding behind party and stick up for their families, thanks his female colleagues for their leadership.
YES, THEY WANT TO FORCE LITTLE GIRLS TO CARRY BABIES: Jim Bopp of National Right to Life – who has been to Tennessee to testify for Republicans – says YES, THE 10 YEAR OLD RAPE VICTIM SHOULD HAVE BEEN FORCED TO GIVE BIRTH. Monstrous.
REP. COHEN: “I THINK TRUMP WILL BE CHARGED.”
This morning @RepCohen (D-Memphis) told us he believes Merrick Garland will charge Trump for what Cohen calls “The Worst Crime In American History”
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) June 10, 2022
WATCH: “IS THIS MEMORIAL FOR DEAD CHILDREN GOING IN THE GARBAGE?”
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) June 1, 2022
Francie Hunt of TN Advocates Planned Parenthood joined us to walk through a Republican talking points memo on abortion and set some things straight.
LIVE: FRANCIE HUNT OF TN ADVOCATES PLANNED PARENTHOOD (on the leaked GOP messaging doc) https://t.co/JWqh9zuCIO
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) May 4, 2022
We spent 12 minutes talking to Rep. Leatherwood, whose bill to give a special marriage license to straight people went globally viral because it also might have legalized child marriage if it hadn’t died.
We may not have made much progress, but it was an honest frank discussion and we thank him for talking to us.
WATCH: “Victim advocates are being called to court to testify AGAINST victims.” @VoteBobFreeman’s victim-advocate confidentiality bill killed by Griffey (retiring to be a judge) & Republicans as @StateRepCurcio makes another suspect voice vote call🤔#VoiceVotesAreNotDemocracy pic.twitter.com/WeIQhmwCzg
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) April 16, 2022