In what could be one of his last public disagreements with President Donald Trump, Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander has defended the work of the country’s top expert on infectious diseases. In a statement and a tweet Monday, Alexander said people should actually be paying more attention to what Dr. Anthony Fauci has to say.
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Early voting in Tennessee starts Wednesday, and voters heading to the polls might notice some people inside the voting room watching. This is not abnormal — and they are not random people. In fact, these “poll watchers” have an established role under Tennessee law.
The future of the third presidential debate, hosted by Belmont University in Nashville later this month, is uncertain after the decision by the Commission on Presidential Debates to switch the second debate to a virtual format. But university officials are still hopeful it will work out.
Gov. Bill Lee, once again, has sided with President Trump’s downplaying of the coronavirus. Talking to reporters outside the state capitol Tuesday, Lee said he agreed with Trump in that people should not be afraid of COVID-19.
In June, when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld legal protections for thousands of participants in DACA, many celebrated. But, thousands of young immigrants in Tennessee are still in a legal limbo, despite meeting all the criteria to be part of the program.
For the second night in a row, a Tennessean took on the stage of the Republican National Convention. Memphis resident Alice Marie Johnson was freed by President Trump after serving over 20 years in prison for a non-violent drug offense.
As Republicans across the country celebrated the third day of the party’s convention on Wednesday night, Tennessee’s soon-to-be senior Sen. Marsha Blackburn gave a five-minute speech in which she praised law enforcement and the military.
Both Bill Hagerty and Manny Sethi have been holding in-person events in the middle of a pandemic, with just one month until the August primary. They’re vying to become the GOP nominee in the race for the U.S. Senate.
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., is leaning toward supporting a potential rename of military bases named after Confederate generals. In an interview with Tennessee reporters Tuesday, Alexander said people should learn from history instead of erasing it. But he said that understanding the current historical context also mattered.