Mayor Ogles and letter

MAURY COUNTY, TN (WSMV) - Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles has sent a letter to Governor Lee requesting that the state take immediate action to divest any and all Tennessee-held equity and debt with the following companies: Twitter, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, and Alphabet aka Google. 

The letter, sent to us on Wednesday night, is also addressed to Lt. Governor McNally, Speaker Sexton, and Members of the General Assembly. 

Mayor Ogles begins by explaining how he was appalled by the violence that took place at the Nation's Capitol last week. 

"The actions of a few DO NOT represent the majority, they do not represent me, nor do they represent you; they do not represent Tennessee values," he stated.

The letter continues to state that the major technological companies listed above are "systematically silencing and censoring millions of law abiding, patriotic Americans."

"The above listed companies are waging war on freedom of speech and have taken the extraordinary step of deleting / censoring the President of the United States. Whether one agrees or disagrees, whether one likes or dislikes Donald Trump he IS the POTUS and will remain so until January 20th, 2021. If the President of the United States can be censored and silenced by these companies without due process, then so can anyone," Mayor Ogles wrote. 

Mayor Ogles said it's necessary for state governments to take immediate action against these companies. 
 
News4 has reached out to Governor Lee's office for a statement in response to the letter. 
 
Here is the full letter:
Letter from Mayor Ogles to Governor Lee
 

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