Gov. Lee says he regrets wearing Confederate uniform

Gov. Lee says he regrets wearing Confederate uniform


TENNESSEE GOVERNOR BILL LEE SAID TODAY THAT HE REGRETS WEARING A CONFEDERATE UNIFORM AS PART OF “OLD SOUTH” PARTIES WHILE ATTENDING AUBURN UNIVERSITY IN ALABAMA. A SPOKESWOMAN FOR LEE TODAY CONFIRMED THAT AUBURN’S 1980 YEARBOOK INCLUDES A PHOTO OF LEE IN CONFEDERATE CLOTHING. LEE WAS 17 WHEN HE JOINED THE KAPPA ALPHA FRATERNITY AT AUBURN, WHICH HELD THE “OLD SOUTH” PARTY EVERY SPRING. IN THE 1980 YEARBOOK PHOTO, LEE IS WEARING A CONFEDERATE SOLDIER UNIFORM AND STANDS WITH A WOMAN IN AN ANTEBELLUM DRESS. LEE’S OFFICE SAID IT DID NOT IMMEDIATELY KNOW THE WOMAN’S IDENTITY. THE FRATERNITY HAS SINCE ENDED THE TRADITION. LEE SAID HE REALIZES WHAT HE DID WAS INSENSITIVE…

4 Replies to “Gov. Lee says he regrets wearing Confederate uniform”

  1. I am a Black Man and I am proud of it. I don't think they should make a big deal about this particular incident. I would vote to give him a pass. Now with that said, my year book is on my night stand, let me go check if I got any pictures that might come to light. Lol

  2. It just gets more and more ridiculous. We better go and round up all those Civil War reenactors with Confederate uniforms.

  3. A shame he was bullied to hate his way of life and culture.

    Confederate symbols are not racist and mean southerner pride!

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