Another Yearbook Scandal: TN Gov Pictured Wearing A Confederate Uniform

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 28: Tennessee Governor-elect Bill Lee greets Purdue fan and honorary captain Tyler Trent during the coin flip of the 2018 Franklin American Mortgage Bowl between the Auburn Tigers and Purdue ... NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 28: Tennessee Governor-elect Bill Lee greets Purdue fan and honorary captain Tyler Trent during the coin flip of the 2018 Franklin American Mortgage Bowl between the Auburn Tigers and Purdue Boilermakers, December 28, 2018, at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Matthew Maxey/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) MORE LESS
|
February 22, 2019 11:30 a.m.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee (R) is pictured wearing a confederate uniform in his 1980 yearbook from Auburn University, according to a Thursday Tennessean report.

The picture is reportedly from his fraternity’s annual “Old South” party.

“I never intentionally acted in an insensitive way, but with the benefit of hindsight, I can see that participating in that was insensitive and I’ve come to regret it,” Lee said.

The revelation of Lee’s yearbook photo follows recent examples of politicians’ racist behavior brought to light through a yearbook. The scandal roiling Virginia a few weeks ago began with a picture on Gov. Ralph Northam’s (D) page of his medical school’s yearbook featuring a man in blackface and one dressed in Ku Klux Klan robes.

Latest News
Comments
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Investigations Desk:
Reporters:
Newswriters:
Senior Editor for Content Strategy and Audience Development:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: