Federal Government Official Forced to Take Down 'Very Nice' Painting of First KKK Grand Wizard From His Office

David J. Thomas Sr. claimed to have no idea of Nathan Bedford Forrest's affiliations with white supremacy.

On Tuesday, the Washington Post reported that David J. Thomas Sr., a longtime official at the Department of Veterans Affairs, has removed a painting of Nathan Bedford Forrest from his office.

Forrest, a 19th century slave trader and general of the Confederate Army, is best known for his role as the first grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. Though he denied any involvement in the...

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