Outrageous Protesters Interrupt Moment of Silence for Pittsburgh Synagogue Victims at Blackburn Rally
Call GOP Senate candidate a 'white supremacist.'
Protesters repeatedly disrupted a campaign rally for Republican Senate candidate Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) on Sunday, even during a moment of silence for the victims of the mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue.
Blackburn, in a statement, said a "liberal angry mob" crashed her "Get Out The Vote" rally, and security officers removed several people after "appalling" and "despicable" disruptions.
Before Blackburn even took the stage, several protesters had to be escorted out of the event. When Blackburn took the podium, she called for a moment of silence for the victims in Pittsburgh, but a woman yelled out, "Marsha Blackburn is a white supremacist!"
Some of Blackburn's supporters tried to shout the women and other protesters down as they were removed.
This woman, during a moment of silence for the victims of the Pittsburgh shooting yesterday, yelled “Marsha Blackburn is a white supremacist.” When she was removed, Blackburn said “how despicable that you cannot even have a moment of silence.” pic.twitter.com/xs3DOKuR16
— Addy Baird(@addysue) October 28, 2018
When she was removed, Blackburn said, “How despicable that you cannot even have a moment of silence.”
During her 11-minute speech, Blackburn touted the Trump administration's accomplishments, including tax cuts and historically low unemployment numbers, vowing to advocate for the president's agenda if she is elected to the Senate.
On "Fox & Friends" Monday, Dan Bongino said the protest during the moment of silence was "gross," and he called on Democrats to "loudly denounce" this type of extreme incivility in politics.
"We're waiting to hear it," Bongino said. "Can we get to a point in this country where we just say when something is so incredibly black and white and so wrong like that? That they just come out and say, 'No, we don't stand for this. This isn't us. Not today,' especially after the events of the weekend?"
Recent polling shows Blackburn holds a narrow lead on her Democratic opponent, former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen.
Watch more from Bongino above.