Skip to comments.Ted Cruz leads backlash after Tennessee gov signs proclamation honoring early KKK leader
Posted on 07/13/2019 6:16:58 AM PDT by conservative98
Tennesse Gov. Bill Lee was under fire from Republicans and Democrats alike Friday after signing a proclamation designating Saturday, July 13 as Nathan Bedford Forrest Day, a state "day of special observance" honoring a Confederate general and early leader of the Klu Klux Klan.
"I signed the bill because the law requires that I do that and I havent looked at changing that law," Lee said Thursday according to reports by the Tennessean.
Senator Ted Cruz, R-Tx., took to Twitter to demand that the state "change the law."
"This is WRONG. Nathan Bedford Forrest was a Confederate general & a delegate to the 1868 Democratic Convention. He was also a slave trader & the 1st Grand Wizard of the KKK. Tennessee should not have an official day (tomorrow) honoring him," Cruz said.
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One can respect a man for his strengths while not admiring him for every single aspect of his history.
And I for one would have no issue with his statue coming down.
Shut up Ted
Ted should stick with Canadian issues.
Ted....Antifa is far more dangerous than someone who has been dead for over 100 years.
Stop being a moron.
Hey Ted go after Robert Byrd next
Warts and all, I have more respect for Gen. Forrest than I have for the entire United States Congress as it currently exists.
More typical excellence from senator cruz.
Ted is pandering for minority votes.
He didn’t start the KKK but he shut it down. All that he’s blamed for started happening a couple of decades after his death. He was also one of the first proponents of getting black people into professional jobs.
As another poster has already said, Ted, stick to Canadian issues.
You have no right to stick your nose in our Tennessee business.
Go back to Canada Ted.
How much do you know about him?
Yep. This garbage plays right into the hands of liberals who accuse Republicans of being the party of KKK racists and the Jim Crow south.
Republicans have no business honoring Nathan Bedford Forrest.
St. Ted of Canada speaks.
Ted again sending signals of friendship with democrat KkK members. He could have pointed that it is a democrat thing, but, he prefers, like in Chicago riots, blaming Trump or a GOP member instead of the democrats as the real insitgators.
Do these creeps ever do any real work??? He should stick his nose out of TN’s business and let them be free to do what they want. Let the citizens of that state decide who they want to honor.
Ted is still one of the most annoying guys on our side.
Nathan Bedford Forrest was a Democrat. We need to remind everyone of that fact.
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