Marsha Blackburn responds to Taylor Swift slam

Marsha Blackburn responds to Taylor Swift slam

Marsha Blackburn, a Republican Senate candidate in Tennessee, responded Tuesday to Taylor Swift’s social media dig against her, and the pop star's announcement that she would be voting for Democrats in the midterm elections.

Swift, 28, slammed Blackburn on Instagram Sunday, saying that even though she would “like to continue voting for women in office,” she wouldn’t be casting a vote in favor of Blackburn.

“Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me,” she continued, before citing several examples of how she said Blackburn voted.

However, in an interview with Fox Business’ Connell McShane, Blackburn, currently a Tennessee congresswoman, insisted that she is an advocate for women’s causes.


“Of course I support women and I want violence to end against women,” Blackburn said. “I've been very active in abuse shelters and child advocacy centers. I've been advocating for women in equal pay since I was 19 years old and making certain that woman have the opportunity for maximum pay and have a good record on that.”

The congresswoman continued: "We're getting ready the Music Modernization Act that I helped steer through Congress. It's going to be signed on Thursday by the president. I've been very active in that and Taylor Swift will benefit by that." The wide-ranging bill would affect payments to songwriters, copyright performance rights and royalties, among other things.

When asked whether she thought Swift’s decision could sway voters, Blackburn said she believed her constituents cared more about who supported her.

“Tennesseans are more interested in the fact that Marsha Blackburn is endorsed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, by the Fraternal Order of Police, by the Police Benevolent Association and by the National Rifle Association, where I have an ‘A’ rating and their endorsement,” Blackburn said.

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