Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, who is running for Senator Bob Corker’s Senate seat next month, held a campaign event in Nashville Sunday evening featuring Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina).
During the campaign event, a moment of silence was observed in honor of the Pittsburgh shooting victims.
“Let’s take a moment and remember those that lost their lives in Pittsburgh and express our gratitude for the law enforcement who responded so beautifully,” said Blackburn. “A moment of silence.”
Within seconds, a protester shouted out “Marsha Blackburn is a white supremacist.”
In response, Blackburn supporters began chanting “USA, USA” while other protesters began to chant “Black Lives Matter”, as security guards and later police intervened and removed the demonstrators.
“I have never in my life heard of people interrupting a moment of silence so they could have a protest,” said Rep. Blackburn. “I think that is despicable.”