Nathan Bedford Forrest was ... a slave trader & the 1st Grand Wizard of the KKK. Tennessee should not have an official day honoring him.

Tweet from U.S. Republican Sen. Ted Cruz after GOP Gov. Bill Lee recognized Saturday as "Nathan Bedford Forrest Day." He was also a Confederate general.
July 17, 2019 AT 3:00 AM

Tweet from U.S. Republican Sen. Ted Cruz after GOP Gov. Bill Lee recognized Saturday as "Nathan Bedford Forrest Day." He was also a Confederate general.

Source: NPR