Some lawmakers oppose sending National Guard to D.C.

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 03, 2020 6:11 PM CT | Published: June 03, 2020 4:55 PM CT
<span><strong>National Guard troops stand between protesters and the top of the State Capitol steps in Nashville on Monday, June 1.</strong> (Sam Stockard/Daily Memphian)</span>

National Guard troops stand between protesters and the top of the State Capitol steps in Nashville on Monday, June 1. (Sam Stockard/Daily Memphian)

State Rep. Jesse Chism, who stood between the National Guard and peaceful protesters on the steps to the State Capitol Monday night, is opposed to sending Tennessee troops to the nation's capital as they mobilize.

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Sam Stockard is a Nashville-based reporter with more than 30 years of journalism experience as a writer, editor and columnist covering the state Legislature and Tennessee politics for The Daily Memphian.


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