The Tennessean reports:
U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn was among the featured speakers during Wednesday’s Republican National Convention’s primetime slot, praising law enforcement and the military while lambasting Democrats for purportedly attempting to “cancel” them.
She made a reference both to Trump, who Blackburn said “has stood up for our heroes every day,” and to Democratic nominee Joe Biden, who “tried to destroy these heroes,” Blackburn said. Biden has repeatedly said he does not support defunding the police.
“If the Democrats had their way, they would keep you locked in your house until you become dependent on the government for everything,” Blackburn said. “That sounds a lot like communist China to me.”
The New York Daily News reports:
The GOP lawmaker railed against the “defund the police” movement on the conventions’ third night — themed “Nation of Heroes” amid a historic reckoning on race and law enforcement in the United States.
“Leftists try to turn them into villains. They try to ‘cancel’ them. But I’m here to tell you that these heroes can’t be canceled,” Blackburn said, noting her own father’s service in WWII.
“I’m reminded of him whenever I see compassion and selflessness in others — when I see law enforcement officers put their lives on the line every single day to keep our communities safe, in spite of the hatred thrown at them.”
Sen. Marsha Blackburn accused Democrats for wanting to “cancel” police officers and turn them into “villains” – while saying nothing of the unrest triggered by the latest law enforcement shooting of Jacob Black https://t.co/zBJnsKC9tA
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) August 27, 2020
Blackburn: “They close our churches but keep the liquor stores and abortion clinics open. If the Democrats had their way, they’d keep you locked in your house, that’s a lot like Communist China.”
I am not making that up.
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) August 27, 2020
As @MarshaBlackburn claims Democrats are trying to “cancel” members of the military, I’m reminded of the time she questioned a Purple Heart recipient’s patriotism & spread unfounded claims about him. https://t.co/A9EeQB5QpX
— Zachary Cohen (@ZcohenCNN) August 27, 2020