Knoxville lawmaker calls on Tennessee Legislature to replace Confederate bust

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An East Tennessee lawmaker is calling on the Tennessee Legislature to remove the controversial Nathan Bedford Forrest bust from the State Capitol.

The bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Confederate general and an early leader of the Ku Klux Klan, has been on display inside the state Capitol for decades.

Knoxville Rep. Rick Staples introduced House Joint Resolution 0686 to the floor on Tuesday.

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