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Tennessee President to Host Fundraiser for Archconservative

October 11, 2021

Randy Boyd, president of the University of Tennessee system, is hosting a fundraiser for one of the most conservative politicians in the state, The Knoxville News Sentinel reported. The fundraiser will be for Mark Pody, a state senator who paid for people to travel to Washington, D.C., for the Jan. 6 rally that became a violent insurrection, and he said that day (at another rally) that “We need to be praying for the truth to be revealed.” He also sought legislation to give a man who gets a woman pregnant veto power over an abortion by petitioning a court for an injunction against the procedure.

Boyd said that he and Pody "do not agree on all of the issues" and that he was hosting the fundraiser as a private citizen.

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