DAILYKENN.com -- Leftists are still fighting the Civil War. That is seen in Tennessee where the state's Republican governor plans to change a law that honors Confederate hero, Nathan Bedford Forrest.
Apparently, leftists don't want future generations to know that white Americans once had the audacity to stand up for themselves.
From tennessean.com ▼
In a change of heart, Gov. Bill Lee on Monday said he would work to undo a state law that tasks the Tennessee governor with declaring a special day of observance in honor of Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Confederate general and early Ku Klux Klan leader.
Lee announced his plans in a tweet Monday, diverging from comments made to The Tennessean on Thursday that he was not considering changing the law.
Nathan Bedford Forrest Day was observed on Saturday, as it is each year on Forrest's July 13 birthday.
"While it is my job as governor to enforce the law, I want Tennesseans to know where my heart is on this issue," Lee tweeted. "Our state’s history is rich, complex and in some cases painful. With this in mind, I will be working to change this law."
In a statement Monday evening, a spokesman for the lieutenant governor said the Senate leader would talk with Lee about the proposed change of law.
"Lt. Gov. Randy McNally is open to having the discussion on changing the law," said Adam Kleinheider, McNally's communications director.
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