TENNESSEE: Anti-Nazi Resolution Dies For Second Time

The Tennessean reports:

For the second time in recent weeks, a resolution denouncing neo-Nazis and white nationalists has died in the Tennessee General Assembly. The first resolution, filed by Rep. John Ray Clemmons, D-Nashville, was killed in a House subcommittee in mid-March after Clemmons failed to receive a second motion to discuss the resolution.

Last week, House Republican Caucus Chairman Rep. Ryan Williams, R-Cookeville, sponsored a nearly identical version of Clemmons’ resolution that omitted a paragraph urging law enforcement to recognize and pursue white nationalist groups as “domestic terrorist organizations.”

The resolution was scheduled to go to the Delayed Bills Committee Tuesday, but Williams on Monday evening requested that it be withdrawn from consideration by the committee. He did not elaborate on the concerns Republicans had expressed to him regarding the resolution or what changes would need to be made in order for it to pass.

Republicans hold a 3-1 majority in the state House and a nearly 6-1 majority in the state Senate.