Tennessee state Rep. Justin Pearson (D) called one member of the House GOP a “white supremacist” after the member told Pearson he violated dress code by wearing a West African shirt. “We literally just got on the State House floor and already a white supremacist has attacked my wearing of my Dashiki,” Pearson tweeted. The House GOP responded to Pearson, saying, “unanimously approved rules for House decorum and dress attire is far from a racist attack.”
From The Blaze:
Pearson wore a dashiki to the Tennessee chamber and was indirectly called out by a house Republican who referenced late Speaker Pro Tempore Lois DeBerry, who enforced a jacket and tie rule for male members. “We honor Lois’ memory in how we look, how we treat each other, and how we give the respect we hope to get back, and part of that respect is how you look and how you appear," said Rep. David Hawk, according to WKRN.