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Ramsey Comments On Trump's Win, Forrest Law

Posted at 3:50 PM, Mar 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-03 16:50:47-05

Just days after presidential candidate Donald Trump won Tennessee in the Super Tuesday primary, state leaders have sounded off in response, including Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey.

Trump won every county but one in Tennessee on Super Tuesday.

Lt. Gov. Ramsey offered up his opinion Thursday on why he thought Trump's campaign was doing so well.

“It is an amazing phenomenon to watch. I think he is running against political correctness that people are sick and tired of. They are happy to have a straight shooter that's running out there,” said Ramsey.

He added that he has not endorsed any candidate, and will vote for whoever wins the Republican Party.

Ramsey also spoke to the ongoing debate of statues honoring Nathan Bedford Forrest and other reminders of Tennessee's Confederate past.

He said "cooler heads are prevailing" in the situation.

“I've said from day one that the whole Nathan Bedford Forrest thing I know it goes much further than that and it was a knee-jerk reaction of something that happened like that, and that was 6 months ago and now cooler heads have prevailed. Let’s look at the much bigger picture,” Ramsey said.

Ramsey was referring to a law that would require a 2-thirds majority to remove any of those symbols from Capitol Grounds.

The debate was ignited after South Carolina removed the Confederate flag following the racially motivated shooting at a Charleston Church.