Rep. Marsha Blackburn is great at repeating right wing talking points, but when it comes to backing them up, she doesn't even have a pair of twos.
In a press conference at the South Carolina Freedom Summit — hosted by Citizens United and Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) — Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) told reporters that Christians face persecution in the United States. But when a journalist pressed Blackburn for examples of Christian persecution on American soil, Blackburn could cite nary an example, the Huffington Post reports.
“Can you be specific about the instances in which you feel that Christians are being persecuted?” a reporter inquires of Blackburn.
“You know, there have been several lately. There’ve. Um. I can’t give you a specific (pause) right off the cuff,” Blackburn shrugs. “I’m sorry.”
Then Blackburn smiles, turns away from the reporter, looks back toward the camera, and says, “Yeah. Thanks.”
She can't give a specific example right off the cuff because there aren't any. It's just an empty talking point to keep her base angry and engaged.