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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Aug 16, 2017
U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker both support moving a bust of Confederate general and Ku Klux Klan founder Nathan Bedford Forrest from the Tennessee Capitol and relocating it to a museum, Humphrey on the Hill reports. In a statement, Gov. Bill Haslam concurred, saying he strongly encouraged the Capitol Commission and Historical Commission to act. “My position on this issue has not changed — I do not believe Nathan Bedford Forrest should be one of the individuals we honor at the Capitol,” he said, the Times Free Press reports. Tennessee’s gubernatorial candidates are split, however, with only the two Democratic candidates supporting the statue’s removal.