Gov. Lee Blasted for Dressing Like Woman — in 1977 High School Yearbook

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The Left is having a field day over a yearbook photo that shows Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee dressed like a woman.

The yearbook photo, taken from the Franklin High Yearbook in 1977, resurfaced just days before Lee confirmed he would sign a bill that would ban children from attending drag performances.

The bill classifies “male and female impersonators” as adult cabaret performers and bans “adult-oriented performances that are harmful to minors,” as defined in Tennessee’s obscenity law. Those who violate the law would face fines up to $3,000 and possible prison time.

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Democrats quickly pounced on the story, claiming the old photo exposes the Lee’s hypocrisy.

The Daily Beast wrote: “Bill Lee is set to sign a bill that will make drag performances illegal in the state—a crime he may have committed in high school.”

A reporter pressed the governor during a press conference Monday, asking “Do you remember dressing in drag in 1977? Is it only illegal when gay people do it?”

Lee lashed out the reporter.

“What a ridiculous, ridiculous question that is. Conflating something like that to sexualized entertainment in front of children, which is a very serious subject,” Lee responded

KWAM host Todd Starnes called the attack a “big stretch.”

“Was teenage Bill Lee inviting preschool classmates to put dollar bills in his underpants?” Starnes said. “If not, it’s a mighty big stretch to compare a high school kid dressing in a skirt with predators grooming children.”

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