Nashville, Tenn. (November 3, 2017) – Talking Points Memo released a story today recounting Rep. Marsha Blackburn inviting a Neo-Confederate Secessionist to give the opening prayer in Congress in 2004.
Blackburn apparently has known Rev. David O. Jones since 1979, and even asked him to officiate her sister’s wedding. At the time Jones gave the prayer in Congress, he was leading the Tennessee chapter of the League of the South, an organization that played a prominent role in the recent white supremacist rallies in Shelbyville and Murfreesboro.