The state of Tennessee is withholding funds from Memphis after the removal of a statue honoring the man who literally founded the KKK. Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, and Brett Erlich, the hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. http://www.tytnetwork.com/join
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“Tennessee state lawmakers voted to take $250,000 away from the city of Memphis after its decision to take down Confederate statues.
The Republican-dominated state House decided to take away the money, which was meant to be used next year for a bicentennial celebration, by passing an amendment attached to the House appropriations bill, The Associated Press reported.
Rep. Antonio Parkinson (D) was booed by other lawmakers when speaking out against the amendment.
“You can boo all you want, but let’s call it for what it is,” the Memphis representative said.
Rep. Andy Holt (R) ripped the city for removing the monuments and said he wished the punishment was even worse.
“Today is a demonstration that bad actions have bad consequences, and my only regret about this is it’s not in the tune of millions of dollars,” Holt said.
Memphis was able to remove statues of Confederate generals from parks in the city after it sold the parks to a nonprofit.”
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