Conservative Lawmakers Urge Governor Lee To Abandon Plans For Special Session To Enact Unconstitutional ‘Red Flag’ Laws

Tennessee State Representative Bryan Richey (R-Maryville-District 20) has penned an open letter to Governor Bill Lee asking him to not call legislators back to Nashville on August 21st to enact an unconstitutional ‘Red Flag’ law.

Representative Todd Warner (R-Chapel Hill-District 92), Representative Ed Butler (R-Rickman-District 41) and Senator Janice Bowling (R-Tullahoma-District 16) have signed the letter upon this article’s publication.  More Conservative-leaning Republicans are expected to sign on in time.

House Majority Leader William Lamberth (R-Portland-District 44) told WKRN that Rep. Richey’s statement “absolutely does not” speak for the entire House Republican Caucus.

“If our Governor calls the legislature back into a special session to discuss any issue, the Republican Caucus will certainly be ready, willing and able to debate the best way forward for our state,  just as we have done in five previous special sessions. We will continue to defend and preserve civil rights while ensuring every community is safer than it is today,” Lamberth said.

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