Tennessee State Senator Doubles Down on Secession, Supports League of the South Offshoot
This just in from the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Hate Watch,
Tennessee State Senator Frank Niceley will be a featured speaker tomorrow at the “sixth session” of the Southern National Congress. Despite Niceley’s denials, the group is in fact an offshoot of the League of South, a neo-Confederate hate group that calls for a second secession.
The Southern National Congress first met in Montgomery, Ala., with the stated aim of creating “a permanent forum for the expression of distinct Southern interests, Southern grievances, and Southern solutions.” The Associated Press reported at the time that the “League of the South, a Southern independence group that is viewed as marginal and extremist by critics, is organizing the event.”
Make no mistake about it, I doubt that he’ll be able to get enough support in Tennessee to get the state government to even try to seceded from the union. Still its troubling that Niceley was able to get enough support to become a senator.