Oct 12 2022
09:02 am

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee took to Twitter to trash a decision by Nashville Metro Council to allocate $500,000 in funds to Planned Parenthood for sex education and birth control. Call us naive, but these seem like important topics on which to focus if one wants to prevent unplanned pregnancies in a state whose legislature has made abortions illegal.

"As cities across the country face surging crime, politicians in Nashville have chosen to defund local police to fuel an extreme political agenda. This is an affront to Tennessee families & taxpayers," Lee tweeted.

A few hours later, T.J. Ducklo, salty press secretary to Nashville Mayor John Cooper and Biden communications shop alumnus, administered a bit of subtle shade in a tweet of his own. Ducklo pointed out Cooper has increased Metro's cop shop budget by 20%, added 98 new positions and increased pay.

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To date, the failure to expand Medicaid / TennCare has cost the State of Tennessee ? in lost federal funding.