Rep. Justin J. Pearson has recently been catapulted to internet stardom after becoming known as one of the “Tennessee Three” — a group that led anti-gun protests on the floor of the state legislature after the recent mass shooting in Nashville.
Lawmakers voted to expel Pearson for his actions, but he has recently been reinstated.
Pearson has been continuing to speak out via the mainstream media with an accent and attitude that have many on the left calling him MLK 2, which has the internet — and Dave Rubin — calling him a fraud.
A campaign video of Pearson has resurfaced from 2016, in which he speaks in a much less theatrical voice. He is buttoned up, his afro is gone, and he sounds like every other inspired young man preaching unity.
In the video, Pearson says, “I’m Justin J. Pearson and I’m running for President of PSG. There are a few reasons that we’re running this campaign this year. One has to do with representation. How can we represent all voices in a conversation?”
Pearson continues, “I want to bring together different voices. Dissenting voices. Voices that may be more liberal or more conservative. In order that we can reach a point of sort of the radical middle.”
Rubin comments, “That was him as a normal person speaking in normal cadence back in 2016.”
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