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TN Rep. Johnnie Turner on TN Rep. Sheila Butt’s NAAWP comment

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Representative Sheila Butt is getting a lot of backlash for her comment saying there needs to be a "NAAWP."

She did issue a statement, which you can see here on your screen, in that statement she says, "It saddens me that we have come to a place in our society where every comment by a conservative Christian is automatically scrutinized as being racist”.

The Tennessee Black Caucus is now calling for an apology and removal from leadership for Representative Butt.

Democratic State Representative, Johnnie Turner, who is also the former Executive Director of the NAACP, joined us to discuss the situation.