Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) weighed in on Twitter’s decision to shut down her pro-life campaign ad as she launches a run for the Senate.
In the ad, she said she’s “100% pro-life” and that she “fought Planned Parenthood and we stopped the sale of baby body parts,” but the social media giant thought it was an “inflammatory statement” that is “likely to evoke a strong negative reaction.”
Speaking with Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade, Blackburn called it “astounding” that Twitter would “censor a political ad” and a “pro-life message.”
“This is a pro-women, pro-baby, pro-life message,” she elaborated. “And yes indeed, as chairman of the selective investigative panel, the work that our committee delivered stopped this practice of selling baby body parts. It’s something that people wanted to see shut down.”
She then invoked the ongoing NFL anthem controversy.
“You know what is so amazing?” Blackburn asked. “Twitter can go out there and allow all of this showing ‘take a knee’ during the national anthem but they will not allow a pro-life, pro-woman, pro-baby message.”
The congresswoman told Kilmeade that Twitter told her if she “omitted” the pro-life part, they’d allow the ad to play on its site.
“I am just doubling down on the fact that yes, I am pro-life and I stand by my message,” she added.
Kilmeade wrapped up the interview by jokingly saying “Twitter rejected you, but we said yes.”
Watch the clip above, via Fox News.
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