Lee Won't Call On Northcott to Resign, Wants DA to Uphold the Law - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jun 13, 2019
Gov. Bill Lee says he isn't prepared to call on a Tennessee prosecutor to resign over his comments about Muslims and same-sex couples, but wants to ensure Coffee County District Attorney Craig Northcott is upholding the law, the Tennessean reports. Northcott, who is currently under investigation by the state Supreme Court's Board of Professional Responsibility, has received national attention in recent weeks following news reports about his beliefs on Islam and homosexuality. "I don't know the details until investigations are done, so it's premature to make comments about that other than to say we need to make sure we follow the laws in this state," Lee said.