Representative Mike Sparks of Smyrna can’t answer whether the Civil War was fought over slavery. This coming right on the heels of Sparks pleading with the Capitol Commission to keep the bust of the first Grand Wizard of the KKK in the Tennessee State Capitol.
Peak white supremacy.
Brandon Thomas is running against Sparks.
WATCH: “Was the civil war fought over slavery?”
REP. MIKE SPARKS: “I haven’t really studied it- we all need to study our history 🤔- there’s different context.”
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) July 9, 2020
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