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Council Member Storms Out Of Meeting After Rant

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By Tim Wetzel

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Metro council member Jamie Hollin stormed out of the council chambers late Tuesday night after a profanity laced rant at his colleagues.

Hollin became angry when his bill to recognize high school students who protested against the "Don't Say Gay Bill" was killed.

Jim Gotto and Phil Claiborne objected to a proposal that would have recognized the students who protested against Tennessee's "Don't Say Gay" Bill.

Hollin said he is sorry he used bad language, but not sorry he got angry.

"The only thing they accomplished is poking their finger of high schools students, who dare to disagree with them. And that repulses me," Hollin explained.

According to a reporter in the room, Hollin started screaming and cussing, walked out of the meeting and then confronted the two councilmen outside the chambers and in the parking garage.

"The type of language I used I regret. I wish I would have used some other language but I want him to know specifically what he had done," said Hollin.

Councilmen Gotto and Claiborne were unable to be reached for comment Wednesday morning.

Hollin is leaving the council after this election; he did not run for another term.


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