U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), one of the most devoted acolytes of former President Donald Trump, on Thursday tried to gaslight her constituents in a lie-filled attack on the House Democrats’ bill that protects and expands voting rights.
The House passed HR1, the For the People Act, by a narrow 220-210 margin on Wednesday. It now heads to the Senate where it will face extreme opposition. The bill is extremely popular with U.S. voters, but not with GOP senators.
Blackburn in a lengthy series of tweets outright lied about what the legislation does and does not do, but it was her opening shot that got the attention of many, as she grossly misread the nation’s thoughts on voting rights and the 2020 election.