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Nashville Councilman’s ‘Profanity-laced Rant’ & the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill

Metro Councilman Jamie Hollin erupted into a profanity-laced rant after Tuesday night’s council meeting when a resolution he had penned was killed by two of his peers, reports The Tennessean.
Hollin wrote a resolution that would have honored the high school students who protested against House Bill 600, the so-called “Don’t Say Gay Bill,” that passed in the state legislature earlier this year.
Hollin missed a committee meeting Tuesday that would have paved the way for a council vote on the resolution. When he attempted to suspend the rules and hold a council-wide vote, as had been done for two earlier resolutions that didn’t pass through committee, Councilmen Jim Gotto — also a state representative — and Phil Claiborne objected.
The motion to suspend the rules failed. Hollin then rose from his seat and began to yell at the councilmen before storming out of the chambers. The meeting adjourned minutes later.
Outside of the chambers, Hollin confronted Claiborne, cursing at him and accusing him of objecting to the resolution on biblical grounds. Other council members and police guarding the council chambers attempted to calm Hollin down before he ultimately left the building.
Hollin then went to the parking garage, where he waited for the councilmen.
During a confrontation with Gotto, Hollin continued to pelt Gotto with expletives that echoed through the garage.
“That’s it. There is no next meeting. That is it,” Hollin said of the resolution that he later said would effectively die. “Does that make you feel good?”