Posted: 10:27 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2013
By Rick Couri
Representative Andy Holt is the man behind the message and Underwood’s fans are not happy about it
Last week Underwood used Twitter to send a message about proposed legislation in Tennessee termed the “ag gag” bill.
If passed the measure would circumvent the Livestock Cruelty Prevention Act.
That law requires anyone who recorded images of animal abuses to submit that footage or pictures unedited, within 48 hours to law enforcement.
The Oklahoma native tweeted "shame on TN lawmakers for passing the Ag Gag bill. If Gov. Bill Haslam signs this, he needs to expect me at his front door. Who's with me?"
Haslam has made no announcement as to which way he will lean on the measure.
Holt’s comments came in an interview where he said "I would say that if Carrie Underwood will stick to singing, I'll stick to lawmaking."
Underwood was quick to respond "I should stick to singing? Wow...sorry, I'm just a tax paying citizen concerned for the safety of my family."
Underwood had a great deal of support including one fan who tweeted “You don't mess with someone who's handy with a Louisville slugger, a storm cellar, and a Cadillac. #NoAgGag."
Underwood now lives in Nashville.