Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee (R) is pictured wearing a confederate uniform in his 1980 yearbook from Auburn University, according to a Thursday Tennessean report.
The picture is reportedly from his fraternity’s annual “Old South” party.
“I never intentionally acted in an insensitive way, but with the benefit of hindsight, I can see that participating in that was insensitive and I’ve come to regret it,” Lee said.
The revelation of Lee’s yearbook photo follows recent examples of politicians’ racist behavior brought to light through a yearbook. The scandal roiling Virginia a few weeks ago began with a picture on Gov. Ralph Northam’s (D) page of his medical school’s yearbook featuring a man in blackface and one dressed in Ku Klux Klan robes.