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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Aug 7, 2019
The Tennessee House Republican that's been nominated to replace outgoing Speaker Glen Casada said that he's opening the door for talks on removal of the Nathan Bedford Forrest bust from the State Capitol, the Daily Memphian reports. Rep. Cameron Sexton, R-Crossville, said he would be willing "to sit down" with Gov. Bill Lee and Lt. Gov. Randy McNally to talk about the controversial statue. Sexton is expected to take the reins as Speaker on Aug. 23.