Senator Shane Reeves Says Special Session On Medical Freedom Is Not Needed

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The Tennessee Conservative [By Jason Vaughn] –

In An Email To A Constituent, Senator Shane Reeves Stated That A Special Session On Mask Mandates In Schools, Biden’s Executive Orders And Governor Lee’s Executive Order Privileges Is Not Needed. 

On Friday, October 1st, House Speaker Cameron Sexton and Lt. Gov. Randy McNally released a joint statement proclaiming their intent to call a Special Session to address issues surrounding COVID-19.

Prior to the announcement, Senator Janice Bowling (R-Tullahoma) spearheaded an effort to encourage the majority of Tennessee’s Republican Senators to sign on in support of a Special Session being called.  

13 Senators confirmed they would be in support out of the 22 needed to call the Special Session without the consent of Governor Lee or Lt. Gov. Randy McNally.

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One of the Senators that did not sign on issued an email to a Tennessee Conservative subscriber outlining his reasons for not following the will of his constituents.

Senator Shane Reeves (R- Bedford, Lincoln, Marshall, Moore and parts of Rutherford Counties) sent the following email:

Thank you for reaching out to me to express your concerns regarding a special session.

Under the TN Constitution, 2/3 of the General Assembly (House and Senate) would have to sign a letter and send it to the Governor with a very specific list of issues that needed to be addressed in ‘the call.”  The House did send a letter to the Governor urging him to call a session and a number of Senators have also sent individual letters but there is no clarity as to the official “call”.    

That being said, I fully support the concept of having a special session but not until we can all 100% agree on exactly what it is that we are going to address.

We don’t need a special session to focus on masking in schools (Gov Lee’s Executive Order stated that families can choose on masking in schools). That has been accepted by all Tennessee counties except for Shelby and Davidson. (If we wanted to have a special session to just address those two counties then I would support that but I am being told that the Governor’s office is working behind the scenes to resolve)

We don’t need a special session to address President Biden’s Executive Order regarding businesses over 100 must be vaccinated for two reasons 

It is a federal issue that will be facilitated by OSHA of which Tennessee will have no control except to challenge it in court where the issue will ultimately be decided.

The TN Attorney General has sent a letter to President Biden to stop this executive order in TN and has signaled that he will join the lawsuit with dozens of other states to stop it once the Biden Administration rules are known- AG Slatery Challenges Legal Basis of COVID Vaccination/Testing Mandate (

We don’t need a special session to address the Governor executive order privileges. An Ad Hoc committee has already been meeting on that and legislation is being drafted to be introduced into session in Jan 2022.

The good news is that COVID numbers are all moving in the right direction in TN with decrease in cases and hospitalizations. (VERY ENCOURAGING TRENDS)

If you live in my district and would like to talk about this personally then schedule a TN Thursday with the legislative office.


Senator Shane Reeves

District 14

425 Rep John Lewis Way N, Suite 752

Nashville, TN 37243



Senator Shane Reeves can also be reached at

About the Author: Jason Vaughn, Media Coordinator for The Tennessee Conservative  ~ Jason previously worked for a legacy publishing company based in Crossville, TN in a variety of roles through his career.  Most recently, he served as Deputy Directory for their flagship publication. Prior, he was a freelance journalist writing articles that appeared in the Herald Citizen, the Crossville Chronicle and The Oracle among others.  He graduated from Tennessee Technological University with a Bachelor’s in English-Journalism, with minors in Broadcast Journalism and History.  Contact Jason at

7 thoughts on “Senator Shane Reeves Says Special Session On Medical Freedom Is Not Needed

  • October 7, 2021 at 5:18 pm

    That may be well and fine with Senator Reeves who obviously is not in fear of losing his job or his life from the Clot Shot . Doesn’t he care that Tennesseans are going to, or have already, lost their jobs and lives from this illegal Communist Mandate. And why would anyone wait on a politicized corrupted judicial system to act and actually do the right thing anyway ? Doesn’t this Senator Reeves realize that this is an emergency and he is acting as if it would be an inconvenience for the Legislature to meet ? For crying out loud , get off your backside Reeves and DO YOUR JOB !!! Other states have codified their resistance to the Communists so what is Tennessee’s problem ? Are there that many RINOs and cowards in the Tennessee Legislature ? All I have to say to these Senators who are too lazy and cowardly to do their jobs is get a back bone like Florida Governor DeSantis and REMEMBER THIS SENATOR REEVES AND OTHERS LIKE HIM IF WE EVER HAVE A FAIR ELECTION AGAIN , AND REMEMBER HE DIDN’T WANT TO DO HIS DUTY WHEN HIS STATE NEEDED HIM !!!! THER’S BLOOD ON HIS HANDS !!!

  • October 7, 2021 at 5:25 pm

    Nope! We definitely need a special session. The word of a Senator doesn’t carry much trustworthy weight at the moment and leaves us suseptible to more abuses of power. Putting our heads in the sand and being lazy as Senator Reeves email I donated is NOT the answer!
    Special Session NOW!

  • October 7, 2021 at 6:29 pm

    Anyone know where we go to research who donated to these campaigns? I recently saw a story out of NC where they were researching and found that George Soros had contributed 800k to a school board campaign for a democrat to win! WTH is going on?!?!? OH right, nothing according to everyone calling me a conspiracy theorist all these years!!!

  • October 7, 2021 at 8:35 pm

    Well another RINO just showed his true colors. He needs to be voted out. Disgusting behavior for a Senator elected by We The People. Total disregard and contempt for the people of Tennessee. One day he will stand before GOD and have to answer for his actions. Politicians today have no spine.

  • October 9, 2021 at 4:36 am

    WHY for the love of GOD would y’all wait to come up with a game plan ?
    WHY can’t y’all go ahead and protect the citizens of TN like other states have protected their citizens.
    Strike first with a LAW that prevents any entity be it government, employer, hospitals, restaurants, shops, schools, including colleges, public transportation, and any public facilities from forcing any type of facial covering , mask, or injection be it covid 19 or flu.
    And I mean NOBODY !!!
    Medical personnel have a RIGHT to bodily autonomy too !! They did NOT give that up when they decided to help care for others.
    These public colleges must be addressed as well ! They are blatantly IGNORING the Gov Lee’s directive on masks and are demanding that masks be worn on campus. This is going on at Motlow State College Moore County County Campus and I am sure the rest of the Motlow campuses, and also Austin Peay State University. These are PUBLIC schools, that our kids PAY good money to attend. They do NOT PAY to be FORCED to wear a muzzle on their faces !!! WE also MUST make sure that NOBODY here in TN is ever turned away from a doctor or hospital for treatment because of not having a C-19 shot, and NOBODY can be terminated from employment or refused employment because of C-19 shot status. It should be against the law to even ask ! I mean technically it already is, since it goes against hippa laws, but those seem to have been conveniently cast aside when it comes to this.
    No vax passes.
    Biden must be reminded that he does not have a say over individual states !! He can NOT mandate anything. Y’all also might want to remind business owners that if they force this shot on their employees, that they are now liable and can be sued for any damages a person receives from this dangerous and unproven shot. They cant sue the drug company because its still considered a trial, and since the FDA pulled a switch and the Pfizer is NOT approved, cant sue the government because technically they are demanding it, they put it off onto the employers. Very smart move. But the employers absolutely can be sued.
    Then there’s the question of this new $600 issue with the banks and the IRS. TN must let Biden and Yellen and the rest of them know UNEQUIVOCALLY that TN absolutely will NOT be participating in this underhanded, and sinister scheme of theirs to rob us of even more money, to pay for these monstrosities that they want to shove down our throats !!!
    Y’all have something else to consider as well. We have a bunch of young men and women who are soon to be released from our different branches of the military because they declined to take the C-19 shot. These are remarkable people who deserve every ounce of our respect and admiration not only for their service to their country, that has turned its back on them, but also for standing their ground. These are upstanding members of the Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy,
    and Coast Guard, who have given years and years of service with impeccable records only to lose everything including their HONORABLE Discharge. They will only be allowed a GENERAL Discharge. This needs to be made known and WHY so it is NOT held against these men and women when they are trying to find employment.
    So yeah Shane Reeves, I would say that a special session IS IN FACT VERY MUCH NEEDED !!!
    Is it really just going to take up so much of y’alls precious time ?
    Is it really truly just way too much for the the citizens of TN to ask of y’all ??? Well I guess it must be. It must be awful y’all actually being asked to fulfill your duties and DO YOUR JOBS !!!

    • October 11, 2021 at 1:54 pm

      Well said, Laura Thompson. America needs more Patriots like you to stand for our GOD given rights. People now is not the time to lie down like sheep. Your voice does make a difference. Be loud and bold. We shall over come this. If GOD is with us, who can be against us!


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