Rep John Deberry of Memphis just gave one of the most inspirational speeches on the House floor that I have ever seen-anywhere-period. Calling on his memories of Martin Luther King in Memphis and elsewhere, he condemned “protesters” who resort to vandalism and violence, and chastised lawmakers and others who are unwilling to take a strong stand for the rule of law.
John was my Rep when I resided in Memphis. I am so proud of him.
The final day of this extraordinary legislative session will soon begin. We have some important legislation to consider. I expect this will be the final opportunity for me to sit at the desk of the 18th District. Thank you for the privilege.