Vice President Kamala Harris met with the three lawmakers who battled this week for their seats in the Tennessee House of Representatives.

Former Reps. Justin Jones, D-Nashville, and Justin J. Pearson, D-Memphis, were expelled from the House after the two lawmakers, along with Rep. Gloria Johnson, D-Knoxville, led gun reform protests from the House floor following the mass shooting at The Covenant School in Nashville.

Johnson maintained her seat after the resolution to remove her failed by one vote.

The story has thrust Tennessee politics to a national stage, prompting statements of support for the “Tennessee Three” from Democratic leaders across the country.