Tennessee U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn is slated to appear as the special guest at a July 29 get out the vote BBQ for Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs’ reelection campaign.
The election for Knox County mayor coincides with federal and state primary elections and is scheduled for August 4.
Jacobs and Blackburn will headline the “Get Out The Vote BBQ” on Friday, July 29. The event takes place at The Barn Event Center located at 2700 W. Emory Rd. in Powell, Tennessee.
It will begin at 6 p.m. local time and is free to attend.
The Star previously reported Jacobs’ Democrat opponent in the August 4 race for Knox County mayor, Debbie Helsley, is a radical pro-abortion politician who derides people who hold the pro-life position.
Helsley said in a tweet that came in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe. v. Wade and returning the power to regulate or prohibit abortion to the individual states: “Abortion is popular. Gun reform is popular. Clean air is popular. Democracy is popular. Do not confuse the decisions of SCOTUS for a fault of the American people. They are taking advantage of defects in our institutions to advance the views of a morally deficient minority.”
Abortion is popular. Gun reform is popular. Clean air is popular. Democracy is popular.
Do not confuse the decisions of SCOTUS for a fault of the American people. They are taking advantage of defects in our institutions to advance the views of a morally deficient minority
— Debbie Helsley for Knox County Mayor (@DebbieForMayor) June 27, 2022
Jacobs called his opponent’s rhetoric “unhinged.”
“Democrats used to say that abortion should be safe, legal, and rare. My opponent says that abortion is popular and if you don’t see it that way, you are apparently among a morally deficient minority. You’d expect this kind of unhinged rhetoric from someone running for mayor of San Francisco or Chicago, but not Knox County, Tennessee,” said Jacobs.
Blackburn recently shared her thoughts with The Star about what the overturning of Roe v. Wade really does and what to look at from the states, which are now back in charge of abortion regulations.
“When you read the writing of the justices you see that they fully believed that this is an issue that should go back to the states for the people and their elected representatives to decide what the regulations and restrictions around abortion are going to be,” the senator said.
“What we will see is that in the various states, some of them have trigger laws. You’re going to see the states work through this process. As laws go on the books or either as they put laws forward – as they begin the deliberation process to change their existing laws. I think for state legislatures this next year is going to be a busy year as they put these provisions in place,” Blackburn said.
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Photo “Marsha Blackburn” by Gage Skidmore. CC BY-SA 2.0. Photo “Glenn Jacobs” by Knox County Tennessee. Background Photo “Election Day” by Phil Roeder. CC BY 2.0.