Ted Cruz Calls Out TN GOP Governor For Law Honoring KKK Grand Wizard

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) listens during the nomination hearing of Kelly Craft, President Trump's nominee to be Representative to the United Nations, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on June 19, 2019. (Photo ... Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) listens during the nomination hearing of Kelly Craft, President Trump's nominee to be Representative to the United Nations, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on June 19, 2019. (Photo by Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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July 13, 2019 11:02 a.m.

Sen. Ted Cruz called out the Republican governor or Tennessee to change a law that honors a former Confederate general and the first grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.

“This is WRONG,” Cruz said in a tweet about the law declaring July 13 the day to honor Nathan Bedford Forrest.

“I signed the bill because the law requires that I do that and I haven’t looked at changing that law,” Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said Thursday. Under state law, the Tennessee governor must issue six days of observation, half of which must be connected to the Confederacy, according to the Tennessean.

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