Tennessee House Republicans Call for Probe of Memphis Removing Confederate Statues

House Republicans in Tennessee have called for a probe into the city of Memphis’ removal of two confederate statues overnight. The city cleverly “sold” two public parks on Wednesday for $1,000 each in order to go around state law and remove the statues of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Confederate general and early Ku Klux Klan leader Nathan Bedford Forrest. House Republican caucus chairman Ryan Williams and House Majority Leader Glen Casada said on Thursday that they will begin to investigate the matter and “recommend action to the full body of the legislature.”