State lawmakers approved a resolution Monday night inviting television and radio show host Sean Hannity and "other like-minded New Yorkers" to move to Tennessee.
The Tennessee House of Representatives voted 73-22 to approve House Joint Resolution 642, a measure filed by Republican state Rep. Andy Holt, R-Dresden, that says Hannity should move to the Volunteer State because N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo "made inflammatory and insulting remarks about conservatives" in his state.
The resolution touts Tennessee's low taxes, Republican supermajority, good fishing and attractions such as the Smoky Mountains, Grand Ole Opry and Beale Street.
"Tennessee is a place where people want to live, free of high taxes, big government, and obnoxious New York attitudes," the resolution reads.
Republicans did not allow any debate on the measure. Democrats had filed amendments attacking Gov. Bill Haslam's decision not to expand TennCare, praising legislation allowing the sale of wine in grocery stores and mocking state Sen. Stacey Campfield, R-Knoxville, as a "New York native, conservative icon, and star of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report."