What we have come to: GOP candidate heckled during moment of silence for Pittsburgh

What we have come to: GOP candidate heckled during moment of silence for Pittsburgh October 29, 2018

I don’t care what your political affiliation, this is just abhorrent: 

Signaling how high the stakes have become in Tennessee’s U.S. Senate race, seven protesters were forcibly removed Sunday from a campaign event in Davidson County hosted by Republican nominee Marsha Blackburn.

Moments before Blackburn took the stage — which came just nine days before Blackburn squares off against Democrat Phil Bredesen in the Nov. 6 general election — several protesters yelled their opposition to the congressman and were taken from the event.

…When Blackburn began her speech before a crowd of hundreds, she was twice interrupted, resulting in more chants. One woman in a wheelchair was pushed out of the event by Tennessee Republican Party spokeswoman Candice Dawkins. During a moment of silence for the victims of a recent mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue, another woman yelled “Marsha Blackburn is a white supremacist.”

Ward Baker, Blackburn’s campaign strategist, said he heard another person who was also removed yell “Impeach Trump.”

As the crowd quieted, Blackburn said, “How despicable that you cannot even have a moment of silence.”

“Despicable”? Yes. I’m old enough to remember when people actually respected a moment of silent prayer and reflection on behalf of the dead.  This is symptomatic of so many things that have gone wrong in our country.

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