Governor to visit NE Tennessee following controversial signing of Forrest proclamation
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee is back in the Mountain Empire on Tuesday and some controversy is trailing behind him. Lee recently signed a proclamation to honor Nathan Bedford Forrest– a Confederate Army general who was an early member of the Ku Klux Klan. State law requires the governor to sign the bill for days of special recognition honored every year, including one designated for Forrest. A bust of the general still stands inside the Capitol after action to have it removed by GOP leaders and Gov. Bill Haslam failed. Lee is scheduled to appear in Unicoi and Johnson counties, according to the governor’s itinerary posted on the state’s official website.
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