The Republican Senator from Tennessee slammed the socialists on the Left for their power grab over the last two years.
“What they have done is to use this pandemic to create a permanent pandemic, to be able to accelerate lockdowns and mandates and control of your life to determine what you’re going to do daylight to dark 24/7 365 from cradle to grave,” Blackburn told host Todd Starnes.
“That is their goal. They think they’re the elites. They know better. The rest of us do not have the brainpower that they have, and they think they’re going to be able to tell us what we should do,” she added. “And I am not going to sit here and let them get by with that.”
Here is a copy of the transcript:
TODD STARNES: [01:21:37] Senator Blackburn is on the Patriot Mobile Newsmaker Line. Senator, always good to have you on the program. [01:21:41][4.7]
MARSHA BLACKBURN: [01:21:43] And it is so good to be with you. And yes, indeed, the Homeland Security bulletin that they put out on February 7th is indeed frightening. And when you look at their admonishment and this warning people to spy on their neighbors, to report people who are speaking out against the policies of this administration when it relates to COVID and how they are equating free speech political speech with violent terrorism, this is a frightening memo. So yes, I immediately contacted HHS DHS Secretary Mayorkas and asked him to clarify this memo and to rewrite this memo and to pull this memo down. [01:22:37][53.8]
STARNES: [01:22:38] It does give you some insight into into what these people think about the Constitution and our civil liberties. Senator, you know, going back to the early days of the pandemic, when you had the New York Police Department using drones to make sure nobody was having a cookout in their backyard. And then you had people telling, you know, Hey, folks, you’ve got to start reporting your neighbors if you see them doing something that might be in conflict with the local health department. [01:23:03][24.7]
BLACKBURN: [01:23:04] Well, indeed, what they have used is what the left has used the socialist or the democratic socialists or the progressives, whatever title they’re wanting to call themselves today. What they have done is to use this pandemic to create a permanent pandemic, to be able to accelerate lockdowns and mandates and control of your life to determine what you’re going to do daylight to dark 24/7 365 from cradle to grave. That is their goal. They think they’re the elites. They know better. The rest of us do not have the brainpower that they have, and they think they’re going to be able to tell us what we should do. And I am not going to sit here and let them get by with that. [01:24:04][59.8]
STARNES: [01:24:05] Well, I’m glad you’re not and I’m glad you’re speaking out on it. This is a direct assault on free speech, and we’ve just got to we’ve got to stand up forcefully and denounce that on the Patriot Mobile Newsmaker line. Senator Marsha Blackburn from Tennessee. Senator, you’ve also been weighing in on this jaw-dropping report coming from the special counsel John Durham. Hillary Clinton is saying, is just, you know, it’s fake news. I want to get your response to Hillary and the accusations coming from the special counsel. [01:24:38][33.4]
BLACKBURN: [01:24:40] Sure. Well, first of all, Bill and Hillary Clinton practiced triangulation in everything they do. Nothing is ever their fault. It is always the fault of somebody else. Somebody who did them wrong. Somebody who made a mistake. Somebody that blamed something on them that they are not responsible for. So that is how they operate. What we do know is that John Durham has been successful in achieving some prosecutions and indictments. One of the indictments that was returned by a grand jury was on Michael Sussmann. He has been indicted for lying to the FBI. Now what we have learned from Durham’s filing is that Susman worked with a computer company, and some they called them tech experts, which really its hackers. And during the Trump campaign, they overrode the servers and basically infiltrated the servers at Trump Tower, where the Trump campaign was being run at President Trump’s apartment. And then after he won and was sworn in, they infiltrated the servers at the White House. Now they did this because they felt like they could prove that Trump was colluding with Russia. They were not able to find that. So what did they do? They made it up. They made the whole thing up. They created this. They send it to the FBI, the CIA, and they use their friends in the media to perpetuate this story for about four years. So we are learning more of who all was involved. I think as this case against Michael Sussmann goes to trial, we’re going to learn even more about who worked with him, who wrote the checks, who all was involved in crafting the message. We do know that Mark Goliath there is the DNC was early in thinking about this. We know that Jake Sullivan, who, by the way, is currently our nation’s national security adviser, was the one who initially broke the story. He was Hillary’s spokesperson on her campaign. [01:27:16][155.4]
STARNES: [01:27:18] It’s just mind-boggling, and I know we’ve been covering this story for years now. But senator, it turns out that everything President Trump alleged, everything he said turned out to be true, after all. [01:27:31][13.6]
BLACKBURN: [01:27:32] That’s correct. You know, he said he was being spied on that there was infiltration on his computers. It turns out he was correct about that. And you know, the other thing to think about Todd, with the campaign and the president’s transition having been run out of Trump Tower, they may have known who those of us that were on the campaign, vice chair of the transition. They may have known who we were talking to when we were talking to them, who was coming to interview for different positions. There’s no telling what kind of data and information that they scooped up and then tried to use to their advantage. [01:28:16][43.1]
STARNES: [01:28:17] And there’s a good chance you probably you were spied on and probably didn’t even know it. [01:28:21][3.8]
BLACKBURN: [01:28:22] Well, I’ve previously written DOJ to ask if when all of this started coming out that they were infiltrating and we still have never gotten an answer all of this time later. But it just shows you how desperate they were to win and how serious they were when they lost, and the lengths to which they would go to discredit and ruin President Donald Trump. [01:28:50][28.1]
STARNES: [01:28:51] You’re absolutely right. By the way, Senator, we’ve got to leave it there, but we have a link to your column on Todd Starnes.com. “Democrat-led Policies Jeopardize Tennesseeans’ Safety.” Just another tremendous column. And folks, you’ll be able to read that right now at tijd Anscombe. All right, Senator, we’re going to leave it there. I know a lot of your constituents are under tornado watches and warnings. Memphis, Tennessee. We’re getting we’re starting to get the brunt of it. So a lot of uneasy folks here are the volunteer state today. [01:29:22][31.4]
BLACKBURN: [01:29:24] That’s right, everyone, stay safe. Thanks Todd [01:29:26][2.0]