Marsha Blackburn schooled on 'legitimate political discourse' after condemning peaceful SCOTUS protests

Marsha Blackburn schooled on 'legitimate political discourse' after condemning peaceful SCOTUS protests
Marsha Blackburn speaking at CPAC 2015 in Washington, DC., Gage Skidmore

A new day brings another incident involving United States Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee) and her notoriously vacuous Twitter takes. The source of today's manufactured kerfuffle was the ongoing protests over the leaked draft Supreme Court ruling stripping Americans of their reproductive liberty.

"The safety and security of Supreme Court Justices are under threat for attempting to uphold their constitutional duty," Blackburn tweeted.

Blackburn is an anti-choice, anti-contraception, anti-LGBTQ+ right-wing extremist who opposes the existence of the HouseSelect Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol and intended to vote against certifying President Joe Biden's Electoral College victory. She changed her mind after former President Donald Trump's violent mob stormed the seat of federal power on a mission to assassinate Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) and then-Vice President Mike Pence. Yet she still routinely peddles Trump's Big Lie about the 2020 election as if nothing significant took place on January 6th, 2021.

That final tidbit is why her Tuesday morning snit is so remarkable; it demonstrates either a complete lack of self-awareness or a total absence of critical thought. Or maybe hypocrisy is simply the play of the day.

Whatever her motives were, Blackburn's feigned concern that people pleading for their rights to not be taken away pose a danger to the Justices' lives was a lot for the Twitterverse to process before noon.

The public has also not forgotten that the Republican National Committee unanimously passed a resolution declaring that the events of January 6th were "legitimate political discourse" (that, amazingly, Pence endorsed). Which begs the question – what exactly is the issue here?

And then we have this.

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