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Lawmaker accused of 'racist' comments addresses new allegations
by Talia Kaplan
Maury County Republican House member Sheila Butt is defending new accusations as members of the Black Caucus are asking for her to "be removed from her position."
This controversy emerged after a controversial Facebook post where she referenced the "NAAWP," a group headed by David Duke, who once led the KKK.
The Facebook comment was responding to a post about an open letter from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). The letter urged 2016 Republican Presidential candidates to "engage Muslim voters, reject Islamaphobia."
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