Today our friend over at Humphrey on the Hill posted that Gov. Bill Haslam says the Brexit could impact Tennesseans negatively. In short (picked up via The Tennessean):
“I’m concerned — I think we have a fairly tenuous international economy, and I think this is one of those things that will be a negative,” Haslam told reporters Monday after making an appearance at the National Charter Schools Conference in Nashville. “Ultimately in Tennessee we’re connected to that same economy, and we hope there’s no eventual repercussions here.”
Humphrey makes the point that Haslam seems to contradict Sen. Bob Corker, who appears to be backing Brexit (which aligns with Donald Trump’s stance).
A couple related items:
Back in February, the Economist posted tons of graphic information on the Brexit that’s worth looking at for context purposes.
Just a few weeks back I had a story on Corker’s rise in politics here from East Tennessee to the national and international stage.