Alexander joins chorus seeking removal of Nathan Bedford Forrest bust from state Capitol
August 23, 2017 at 1:00 a.m.
| Updated August 23, 2017 at 3:51 a.m.
U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander on Tuesday became the latest Tennessee lawmaker to express support for removing the controversial bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest in the state Capitol.
"As I look at it now, I think it's not appropriate for General Forrest's bust to be in the place of honor in the state Capitol," Alexander said at an event in Nashville.
The Republican senator said there are appropriate places to remember the Civil War, including in museums, birth sites and battlefields.
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