Bill looks to oust entire state board that voted to remove Confederate general's monument
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne) -- A bill has advanced in the Tennessee Senate that would replace every member of the state board that voted to remove a Confederate General’s bust from the Capitol Rotunda.
A statue of Confederate Officer and early KKK leader Nathan Bedford Forrest was installed at the Capitol in 1973.
Earlier this month the State Historical Commission voted to move the controversial bust to the State Museum. That decision angered some Republican lawmakers.
On Wednesday, the Senate Government Operations Committee advanced a bill that would vacate the entire board and replace them with new members chosen largely by the speakers of the Tennessee House and Senate.