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VA02 GOP(Q) Nominee Jen Kiggans Campaigns with Conspiracy Theorist, Climate Science Denier, Anti-LGBTQ Bigot, Anti-Roe, Koch-Funded US Sen. Marsha Blackburn, Who Backed Trump’s Coup Attempt and Even Nominated Him for the Nobel Prize!

Blackburn also called the landmark Griswold case on contraception access "constitutionally unsound"

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I’m not going to link to this trash, but on Tuesday, VA State Senator Jen Kiggans – the VA GOP(Q) nominee for U.S. House of Representatives in VA02 against the superb Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA02) – went on Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R)’s podcast to spew out right-wing blather about “freedom” (which they obviously don’t believe in), including for women (which they REALLY don’t believe in!). But the point of this post isn’t to debunk Blackburn’s and Kiggans’ Fox “News”-style talking points. Instead, it’s simply to let everyone know the type of extremist nutjobs – in this case Blackburn – who are supporting Kiggans.  With that, Here are a few “highlights” (in air quotes) on Kiggans’ endorser Marsha Blackburn:

  • “Blackburn, a supporter of the Tea Party movement, is a staunch backer of former president Donald Trump…and has sometimes attended functions of, and met with leaders of, far-right groups.”
  • “Blackburn opposes abortion and sought to overturn Roe v. Wade.”
  • In March 2022, Blackburn called Griswold v. Connecticut, a landmark Supreme Court decision holding that the Constitution protects the liberty of married couples to buy and use contraceptives without government restriction, ‘constitutionally unsound’ as a ruling that ‘gave the court permission to bypass our system of checks and balances’.”
  • “In 2009, Blackburn sponsored legislation requiring presidential candidates to show their birth certificates. The bill was in response to conspiracy theories, commonly known as ‘birther’ theories, that alleged that Barack Obama was not born in the United States.”
  • “In 2021, when President Biden proposed universal pre-K for 3- and 4-year-olds and subsidized child care for low- and middle-income families, Blackburn likened the proposal to the communist policies of the Soviet Union.”
  • “Blackburn opposed the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), saying upon its passage, ‘freedom dies a little bit today.'”
  • “Blackburn rejects the scientific consensus on climate change…Blackburn appears in Koch Brothers Exposed, a 2012 documentary about the political activities of the Koch brothers, major fossil fuel interests, and is listed as a top recipient of campaign contributions.”
  • Blackburn opposes same-sex marriage and in 2004 and 2006 voted for proposed constitutional amendments to ban it.”
  • “In 2013, Blackburn voted to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act in the House, but voted against the Senate’s version of the act, which expanded VAWA to apply to people regardless of sexual orientation.”
  • “Blackburn voted against the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to ban discrimination against LGBT employees.”
  • “In November 2016, Blackburn joined Trump’s presidential transition team as vice chair. She was a staunch supporter of his, and backed most of his policies and proposals. She nominated him for a Nobel Peace Prize for his negotiations with North Korea.”
  • “After Biden won the 2020 United States presidential election, Blackburn supported Trump’s false claims of victory and raised funds to support the Trump campaign’s effort to overturn the election results in court. In an interview on November 20, she briefly called Biden the ‘president-elect’, but later retracted this as a mistake.”
  • “In 2009, Blackburn voted against the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act.”
  • “In 2021, Blackburn abstained from voting on the creation of the January 6 commission.”

Also see Marsha Blackburn is an NRA favorite. Her comments about the Thousand Oaks shooting show why. (“The NRA spent $1.25 million to get her elected.”); Marsha Blackburn Lectures First Black Woman Nominated to Supreme Court on ‘So-Called’ White Privilege (“The Republican from Tennessee suggested to Ketanji Brown Jackson that it’s merely a coincidence that only 2 of America’s 114 Supreme Court justices have been Black”); Says Marsha Blackburn “voted against the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which attempts to protect women from domestic violence, stalking, and date rape.”; etc.

And for more on Kiggans, see SILENCE: Jen Kiggans is Refusing to Comment on Republicans’ Vote Against Protecting Same-Sex and Interracial Marriage, and Contraceptives; NEW VIDEO: Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA02) Upholds Oath; Republican “Big Lie” Conspiracy Theorist Jen Kiggans Doubts Biden Election Win; Wait, What?!? VA02 GOP Nominee Thinks Corn Chips Are Made From Potatoes…and That Picking One Random Item From One Random Store on Two Random Dates Proves Something About Inflation! LOL; Sen. Kiggans’s Obsession with The Big Lie; “Kiggans has sprinted to the far-right fringes” in Attempt to Win VA02 GOP Primary; As Jen Kiggans Campaigns With “Big Lie” Ringleader Ted Cruz, Why Won’t She Say Whether Joe Biden Won the Presidential Election? ; etc.

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