Barker: Ads Are ‘Lies,’ Those Behind Them ‘Extremists’

One of the most vocal supporters of the three Tennessee Supreme Court justices is former Chief Justice William "Mickey" Barker. A prominent Republican, Barker has been traveling the state with the justices and speaking on their behalf. In an interview with the Associated Press published today, Barker went even further calling the ads against the justices “lies” and laying the blame at the feet of the state’s lieutenant governor, Ron Ramsey. “I'm sorry to say that our lieutenant governor is the main culprit. All of it goes back to him. The people who are running these opposition things are extremists who have political ambitions and they want to control the whole state of Tennessee,” he said. Knoxnews has the AP story.

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