If you didn’t already know where the heart of Republicans is, then this might give you an idea.
On Friday, Tennessee Republican Governor Bill Lee signed a proclamation in honor of Nathan Bedford Forrest, the very first grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the KK is considered a hate group. But everyone knows that.
Nathan Bedford Forrest was a traitor who rose to the rank of General in the Confederate Army. The proclamation refers to him not as a KKK grand wizard but as a “recognized military figure in American history and a native Tennessean.”
The Tennessean reports that “state law requires the Tennessee governor to issue proclamations for six separate days of special observation, three of which, including the July 13 Forrest Day, pertain to the Confederacy.”
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Lee claimed that he was forced to sign the bill because the law required him to do so.
“I signed the bill because the law requires that I do that and I haven’t looked at changing that law,” Gov. Lee said.