Controversial Confederate Bust To Remain In Tennessee Capitol…For Now
A controversial, confederate bust on display at the Tennessee State Capitol, will remain there…at least for the time being. A Republican led legislative panel has decided not to decide, for now, whether it thinks the bust of former Confederate General and early Ku Klux Klan leader, Nathan Bedford Forrest should be removed. A house committee has voted to delay consideration of the nonbinding resolution that favors removing the statue until the panel’s last meeting, likely months away. Republicans say the delay allows Tennessee’s Capitol Commission to weigh in first. The commission meets February 20 and will allow public testimony, but officials don’t plan to hold a vote at the meeting.