Governor refuses to take stand on Forrest but encourages ‘dialogue’

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 10, 2020 6:26 PM CT | Published: June 10, 2020 4:24 PM CT

Despite civil strife, Gov. Bill Lee refuses to say whether the Nathan Bedford Forrest bust should be removed from the State Capitol or the day of recognition for the Confederate general should be eliminated.


Bill Lee Brenda Gilmore
Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard

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.


Want to comment on our stories? Or read the comments of others? Join the conversation by subscribing now. Only subscribers can view or add comments. Our commenting policy can be viewed here