Muslim video issued by GOP lawmaker draws ire from Democrats

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Posted: Apr 14, 2016 8:17 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three Democrats are demanding that a Republican state lawmaker be disciplined after she distributed a video on Muslims that the General Assembly's legal offices have said is so inflammatory that it could be viewed as religious discrimination.

On Thursday, Reps. John Ray Clemmons of Nashville and Johnnie Turner and Barbara Cooper, both of Memphis, wrote a letter questioning why the lawmaker wasn't punished for distributing the video. They want action taken against Susan Lynn, a Republican from Mount Juliet.

The directors of the Legislature's Office of Legal Services and the Office of Administration warned Lynn in a letter earlier this week about her distribution of a video titled "America's Mosques Exposed! Video Evidence They are War Factories."

Lynn said the Democrats' letter was nothing more than election-year "hijinks."