Pop superstar Taylor Swift issued a rare political endorsement on Sunday, declaring her support for Democratic Senate candidate and former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen over his Republican rival Rep. Marsha Blackburn.

“As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support Marsha Blackburn,” Swift wrote in an Instagram post. “Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me.”

Swift went on to list items that influenced her in support. She said Blackburn has voted against equal pay for woman and believes businesses have the right to refuse service to gay couples.

On "Fox & Friends" Monday, Turning Point USA's Charlie Kirk said Swift should have better familiarized herself with Blackburn's voting record before she issued a statement or endorsement.


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"Being a co-sponsor of bills that stopped human trafficking, sponsoring bills that would stop the flow of drugs and opioids into the state of Tennessee, against domestic abuse," Kirk said.

He suggested that Swift received some "very bad information" from people around her before she took to Instagram.

"Celebrities that want to do good in this world -- I'll give her the benefit of good intentions -- are being told that people like Marsha Blackburn are horrible people, and nothing could be further from the truth," Kirk said.

He added that women are doing well under President Trump, with historically low unemployment numbers and rising wages.

"So look, Taylor Swift, I love your music -- personally, Kanye West, I'm a bigger fan of his -- but I wish you would have not done this. Stay away from politics."

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