Sen. Marsha Blackburn On Attacks From Taylor Swift: ‘I Have Good Friends That Are Democrats’

Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) has called for a truce with pop singer Taylor Swift, and wants to have a conversation about “improving the lives of Tennesseans.”
“My door is always open to individuals that want to have a conversation about, ‘How do you improve the lives of Tennesseans? How do you improve the lives of Americans?'” Blackburn told Fox Nation’s Tomi Lahren.
“I have good friends that are Democrats, and we have great conversations,” she continued. “I learn from them, and they learn from me … that’s the way it ought to be.”
On being a conservative woman and the hate that comes with the territory, Blackburn said that she has found that “most women are very much like me,” in that “they’re concerned about their family, their home…”
“The narrative from the Left, the narrative from the Democrats, is that somehow being a conservative woman, you are a traitor to your own gender,” Lahren responded.
“The more conservatives that you know, you realize that being a conservative calls on you to give of your best efforts for others to improve the world,” Blackburn said.
Taylor Swift largely steered away from politics until Marsha Blackburn ran for a U.S. Senate seat in Tennessee and won. The Netflix documentary “Miss Americana” chronicled Swift’s eventual decision to start endorsing Democratic candidates for office — specifically, over the GOP’s support of what she referred to as the “slate of hate bills” in her home state, which would, among other things, allow religious adoption agencies to prefer that children go to married heterosexual couples over same-sex couples.
At the time of the documentary’s release, despite Taylor Swift routinely bashing her, Blackburn took the high road by praising Swift for the issues they have in common — namely, protecting artists from censorship and theft.
“Taylor is an exceptionally gifted artist and songwriter, and Nashville is fortunate to be the center of her creative universe,” Blackburn said in a statement. “While there are policy issues on which we may always disagree, we do agree on the need to throw the entertainment community’s collective influence behind legislation protecting songwriters, musicians, and artists from censorship, copyright theft, and profiteering. The Music Modernization Act was a huge win for creators, and the BOTS Act for fans. Growing support behind the AM-FM Act will close loopholes blocking compensation for radio play. I welcome any further opportunities to work with Tennessee’s and the nation’s creative communities to protect intellectual property and ensure appropriate compensation for their creations. On that note, I wish Taylor the best — she’s earned it.”
In an Instagram post way back in 2018, Swift characterized Marsha Blackburn as an enemy of “human rights” while speaking of the “systemic racism” that people of color experience in this country.
“In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now,” she wrote. “I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country. I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG. I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent. I cannot vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin color, gender, or who they love.”
Sen. Marsha Blackburn On Attacks From Taylor Swift: ‘I Have Good Friends That Are Democrats’ Sen. Marsha Blackburn On Attacks From Taylor Swift: ‘I Have Good Friends That Are Democrats’ Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 08:00 Rating: 5

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