Ted Cruz slams Tennessee law honoring KKK Grand Wizard Nathan Bedford Forrest

Ted Cruz slams Tennessee law honoring KKK Grand Wizard Nathan Bedford Forrest
Cruz speaks on the Senate floor. YouTube, Ted Cruz video

[Ed. – With Cruz on this one. What is Tennessee thinking?  It’s one thing to refrain from tearing down old statues to Confederate generals, of which Forrest was one.  But freshly declared honors for KKK grandees are another matter.  Time to lose Forrest on this annual list.]

Mandated by law, Saturday, July 13 is “Nathan Forrest Bedford Day [sic]” Tennessee with an annual proclamation issued by the governor each year. On Friday evening, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas slammed Governor Bill Lee for signing the announcement once again.  …

But why did he have to sign the law? Fox News has the details:

Tennessee law stipulates that the governor must declare six days to be “days of special observance” and “invite the people of this state to observe the days in schools, churches, and other suitable places with appropriate ceremonies expressive of the public sentiment befitting the anniversary of such dates.”

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