Tennessee Governor Bill Lee is being accused of playing politics during a public health emergency after he signed an Executive Order allowing parents to opt-out of mask mandates at their local schools.
Gov. Lee signed the order after Shelby, Davidson, and Williamson County school boards opted to mandate masks for some school children. The decision in Williamson County one which led to protesters threatening board members and speakers who voiced support for the mandate before it’s passage.
State Senator Jeff Yarbro spoke with FOX 17 News on Tuesday, a day after the order was issued, and says he believes the governor made a “big mess.” Sen. Yarbro says “We have schools all across the state that are trying to open up…and they’re facing a COVID spike at the same time…out of nowhere without consulting any of the schools that are affected, the governor lobs in this bomb for political reasons.”
00:00 Tennessee senator says governor created ‘big mess’
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