Leftist Protesters Kick, Scream, Punch at Nashville Rally for Marsha Blackburn Featuring Lindsey Graham

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NASHVILLE, Tennessee — Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina visited Nashville Sunday to campaign for Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN-07)  and express disgust over how Democrats treated Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his Supreme Court nomination hearings.

“They played dirty. They lost,” Graham said at a press conference that followed a Marsha Blackburn for U.S. Senate rally at Ray Stevens CabaRay Showroom.

“Because of what they did, I really want them to pay a price at the ballot box.”

Graham said the adversarial nature of Kavanaugh’s U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearings so appalled him he decided to take up for Republican U.S. Senate candidates whenever and wherever he’s welcome.

Blackburn is running as a Republican against former Gov. Phil Bredesen, a Democrat.

Some of Bredesen’s supporters showed up — and, for their behavior got dragged out while cussing, screaming, punching, and even kicking.

This, of course, mirrored much of how leftists behaved during Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings.

Click the pics to see these images full size, plus more at The Tennessee Star Facebook page.

One protester even disrupted a moment of silence for victims of Saturday’s mass shooting in Pittsburgh.

That protester, a female, screamed “Marsha Blackburn is a white supremacist.”

Security promptly showed her the door.

The incident appalled Blackburn.

“How despicable that you cannot even have a moment of silence to remember those who lost their lives?” Blackburn asked the crowd.

One protester, a male, appeared on video to struggle with law enforcement as security escorted him out the door. Former Fisk University student Justin Jones, who told The Tennessean in May he was scheduled to attend Vanderbilt Divinity School this fall, admitted on his personal Facebook page he was the man in the video.

Yet another protester, an unidentified female, lifted her legs in the air and kicked and screamed as several men picked her up and carried her out.

You can watch the video of the protester who interrupted the moment of silence here:

Graham seemed to have the protesters on his mind as he spoke after all the commotion.

“I’m a conservative, and I’m happy about it,” Graham said.

“Apparently, if you are a liberal you are not a very happy person.”

Graham warned the audience Democrats at the national level invested $12 million in the Tennessee U.S. Senate race. He also said they wouldn’t invest that much money unless they knew exactly what they were getting in return.

“As to the Democratic nominee in this state (Bredesen), you can say anything you want, but we know exactly what you are going to do,” Graham said.

“I want Chuck Schumer to know he wasted his money. And I want every Democrat to know that If you go down the road of the mob then this is your fate.”

Graham said he was “tired of seeing conservatives run over” and was disappointed in how the mainstream media covered the Kavanaugh hearings. That, he went to say, is why he stood up for Kavanaugh the way that he did during the hearings and why he now campaigns for Blackburn.

“I did what people in South Carolina and conservatives expected of me,” Graham said.

“If I spoke for you then I am very pleased and proud. There’s only one way to fix this problem. Beat them (Democrats) at the ballot box.”

At a press conference afterward, Graham told The Tennessee Star the rule of law matters more to him than friendships with other senators.

“The one thing I want people to know about me is this. I’ll work with you. I will do my fair share crossing party lines, but I will not be disrespected,” Graham said.

“And I thought what they did was disrespectful to the process in the Senate.”

A few hours after the event, Blackburn put out a press release condemning the protesters.

“This Sunday afternoon, the liberal angry mob made it clear they are active in Tennessee and will stop at nothing to disrupt civil political discourse,” according to the press release.

“I’m grateful to the law enforcement officers who were here today and kept everyone safe. The protestors at today’s event were absolutely appalling.”

Bredesen, the release went on to say, “is their leader, and their behavior is despicable.”

Tennessee Star Political Editor Steve Gill, meanwhile, pointed out there is a difference in peaceful protest and the sort of unhinged behavior demonstrated at the Blackburn event.

“Shouldn’t these deranged people be taken into custody by police for a mental health evaluation to determine whether they might pose a threat to themselves or others?” Gill asked.

“Particularly in view of recent events and when they show this sort of unbalanced behavior that verges on violence. These clearly unstable people are showing signs of mental health problems that seem much more aggravated than those who later gravitated to shootings and making bombs.”

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Chris Butler is an investigative journalist at The Tennessee Star. Follow Chris on Facebook. Email tips to chrisbutlerjournalist@gmail.com.

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25 Thoughts to “Leftist Protesters Kick, Scream, Punch at Nashville Rally for Marsha Blackburn Featuring Lindsey Graham”

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  2. […] Piphus, of course, is the same judicial commissioner who refused to issue an arrest warrant to Justin Jones, the man who disrupted an October 28 Marsha Blackburn rally in Nashville. […]

  3. […] last weekend’s Blackburn rally, featuring Graham as the keynote speaker, Jones initially refused a security guard’s direct order to leave, as shown on a video he uploaded to his personal Facebook page. Jones said he had a right to stay, […]

  4. […] Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) visited Nashville Sunday to campaign for Blackburn and express disgust over how Democrats treated Justice Brett […]

  5. […] Blackburn’s campaign, which included footage of protesters interrupting her moment of silence at her rally last Sunday, were […]

  6. […] Jones, the man who caused the biggest outburst at Sunday’s Marsha Blackburn rally this past Sunday, met with Democrat Phil Bredesen at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport this past […]

  7. […] As reported, several witnesses saw Jones apparently scuffling with police officers and other attendees, causing a scene at the Ray Stevens CabaRay Showroom in West Nashville. Law enforcement escorted Jones and a companion of his outside the premises, while onlookers shouted “USA! USA.” […]

  8. Hal Lemoyne

    Vote TRUMPing RED for Marsha Blackburn!!!

  9. […] that opportunity, Graham blamed a mobs on Chuck Schumer & urged voters to reject Democrats to send a message on […]

  10. […] that opportunity, Graham blamed the mobs on Chuck Schumer and urged voters to reject Democrats to send a message on […]

  11. 83ragtop50

    “One protester, a male, appeared on video to struggle with law enforcement as security escorted him out the door. Vanderbilt Divinity School student Justin Jones admitted on his personal Facebook page he was the man in the video.”

    I wonder what religion teaches and condones such behavior? If does not appear that Vanderbilt Divinity School is teaching Christian principles. But that is no surprise coming from a left-leaning secular school.

  12. Austin

    These are no more than Marxist Bolsheviks.
    The media is afraid to call them Communists.

  13. […] that opportunity, Graham blamed the mobs on Chuck Schumer and urged voters to reject Democrats to send a message on […]

  14. […] that opportunity, Graham blamed the mobs on Chuck Schumer and urged voters to reject Democrats to send a message on […]

  15. […] that opportunity, Graham blamed the mobs on Chuck Schumer and urged voters to reject Democrats to send a message on […]

  16. […] that opportunity, Graham blamed the mobs on Chuck Schumer and urged voters to reject Democrats to send a message on […]

  17. John Bumpus

    “Several protesters disrupted Blackburn’s address. All of them were removed by security and law enforcement.” The foregoing is a brief quote from the news article which appeared in Breitbart yesterday (10-28-18).

    DOESN’T ANYONE EVER GET ARRESTED, BOOKED, PROSECUTED, AND JAILED ANYMORE FOR DOING THIS KIND OF THING AT A REPUBLICAN RALLY? If YOU did this kind of thing at a Phil Bredesen or a Karl Dean rally, do you think that you also would NOT be arrested, booked, prosecuted, and jailed? I particularly noted the Vanderbilt University Divinity School student mentioned in the story. Since a Divinity School graduate should be an exemplar of good deportment, I wonder what the VU Divinity School will do about this guy? Does anyone think that VU will expel this guy? Would your Church want to hire this guy to be the ‘preacher’ at your Church? Sorry, but I no longer have any patience with the overused and threadbare excuse of youthful exuberance and inexperience for these little Marxist ‘brown shirts.’

    1. Cindy

      Love your comment. You are so correct!

  18. john r gordon

    Tase em….

  19. Big Bear

    Leftists wear their hatred of Whites on their sleeve. Since so many of them are White, self-loathing is at the root of their malevolence.

  20. Jose Reva

    Disgusting. Phil out them up to this and were paying them outside.

  21. Habu

    Interesting that these left-wing loons think by being disruptive & violent at Republican rally’s they will encourage voters to vote democrat. Tells me there is a real disconnect in their thought processes which seems to be the norm for democrats.
    Marsha Blackburn may not be perfect but she is a heck of a lot better than carpetbagger Bredesen.

    1. Carol

      As a woman, and an American citizen, I am sickened by these liberal, leftist socialists…who scream white supremacy to anyone who doesn’t prescribe to their socialist views! No wonder there is a #walkaway movement from the democrat party…and it’s growing!

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