Blackburn: ‘Appalling’ for Biden Admin to Label Trump Supporters ‘Threat to Democracy’

Hours before President Joe Biden was set to address the nation on the state of U.S. democracy, a U.S. senator from Tennessee blasted the Biden administration for claiming that supporters of former President Donald Trump are somehow a threat to American freedom.

“While the press secretary’s comments are appalling, they aren’t surprising. Democrats and their friends in the liberal media are no strangers to using these over-the-top accusations to silence conservatives,” U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) told The Tennessee Star Thursday. “The fact of the matter is that the Biden White House is terrified to have a debate over how their disastrous policies have caused inflation to hit a 40-year high and created a crisis at our southern border, so they’re resorting to scare tactics. Unfortunately for them, it’s not going to work.”

The White House has recently upped its incendiary rhetoric against what it calls “MAGA Republicans,” or supporters of Trump.

That rhetoric reached its most extreme level yet during a Wednesday press briefing.

“The president thinks that there is an extremist threat to our democracy,” Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said during the briefing. “The president has been as clear as he can be on that particular piece, when we talk about a democracy, when we talk about our freedoms. The way that he sees it is that the MAGA Republicans are the most energized part of the Republican Party. This is an extreme threat to our democracy, to our freedom [and] to our rights.”

Asked whether there was any difference between a Trump-voting Republican and other Republicans, Jean-Pierre refused to answer.

Nearly 75 million Americans voted for Trump in 2020.

Jean-Pierre doubled down on her comments Thursday, saying that the “MAGA agenda” is “one of the most extreme agendas that we have seen.”

During his campaign and inauguration, Biden pledged that his administration would unify Americans.

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Pete D’Abrosca is a contributor at The Tennessee Star and The Star News Network. Follow Pete on Twitter. Email tips to [email protected].
Photo “Marsha Blackburn” by Marsha Blackburn




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6 Thoughts to “Blackburn: ‘Appalling’ for Biden Admin to Label Trump Supporters ‘Threat to Democracy’”

  1. nicky wicks

    Senile Joe is the biggest embarrassment to the Oval Office in history. that’s saying something given the dems

  2. Mark Knofler

    Marsha has got to be primaried next go around. TN needs a fighter, not a pontificator. Unfortunately it’s looking like Ogles is going to be the same. Has anyone seen that guy?

  3. David Blackwell RN, BSN, CCM

    Dark Brandon. Case for term limits 101

  4. AWM

    It’s unfortunate that “we the people” can’t sue Biden & his minions for slander. Extremists indeed!

  5. AWM

    OK, it’s appalling now do something about it. You can rant & rave about the “bush league” commentary coming from the WH but that does nothing. Republican politicians… use these outrageous contemptible moronic speeches to your advantage. Political ads highlighting the president and his minions slandering the citizens of the U.S. Censoring politicians that make slanderous statements, etc. DO SOMETHING!

  6. Karen L Bracken

    EVERYTHING our imposter President accused most of America of doing including President Trump and his supporters are exactly what JoeBAMA and his administration are doing. This is how the left rolls. They accuse us of exactly what they are doing. It is called deflection. But Americans may have fallen for it in the past but most do not fall for their lies anymore and that is why the majority of Americans no longer trust our government.