TN ban on renaming Civil War parks passes over Dems' objections

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Legislation that would prevent the renaming or moving of war-related monuments in Tennessee passed the state House last night. The bill comes as city officials in Memphis have renamed three Confederate-themed parks.

Democrats tried to get the bill’s sponsor – Republican Steve McDaniel – to admit he was responding to the name changes in Memphis, which he denied.

Rep. Johnnie Turner asked what if Jews hadn’t been allowed to tear down Nazi statues....

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