Lee now in favor of changing  Confederate proclamation

In this Aug. 18, 2017, file photo, a statue of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest sits in a park in Memphis, Tenn. Republican Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee is facing backlash for signing a proclamation ordering a day to honor Forrest, an early leader of the Ku Klux Klan. Lee told reporters this week that a 1969 state law required him to sign the proclamation but declined to say whether he believed the law should be repealed. The proclamation designates July 13 as "Nathan Bedford Forrest Day." Forrest was a Confederate cavalry general who had amassed a fortune as a plantation owner and slave trader in Memphis before the Civil War. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz, File)