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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Dec 21, 2017
The city of Memphis yesterday utilized a loophole in state law to remove two confederate statues located in parks, and now House Republicans are calling for an inquiry, The Tennessean reports. State law prevents local governments from removing statues on public property without consulting the Tennessee Historical Commission, so at last night’s meeting, Memphis City Council members voted to sell the parks to a nonprofit. The nonprofit immediately commenced with the removal of the Confederate monuments. House Majority Leader Glen Casada and House Republican caucus chairman Ryan Williams today called for an investigation, saying the move was a “clear infringement” of the spirit and intent of the law.