Beavers responds to offended snowflakes
Gubernatorial candidate and Tennessee State Senator Mae Beavers (R-Mt. Juliet) responded Saturday afternoon to a press release from the Davidson County Democratic Party alleging she could be breaking federal law and violating the First Amendment by blocking some Twitter users.
“If blocking hateful trolls who tweet profanity and obscene images constitutes viewpoint discrimination,” the former Tennessee Senate Judiciary Committee chairman said, “then I’d be more than happy to slug it out in federal court.”
“Sharing opinions is a cherished constitutional right,” Beavers continued, “but posting borderline pornography on someone else’s account is clearly not.”
Friday’s press release isn’t the first time Beavers has come under fire from the same group for her strong stances on social issues. On June 24th, the Davidson County Democratic Party tweeted out a photograph (see below) featuring a drag queen attempting to impersonate Beavers during “Nashville Pride.”
Beavers also noted laughingly that her head on a spike in the photograph is “a lot like what Kathy Griffin did to Trump.”
“Marriage is a biblical issue,” Beavers asserted, “that should be handled in the church, not the courts, and certainly not at the federal level.”
Beavers concluded, “The Obergefell v. Hodges decision, which violates 31 state constitutions, as the late Justice Scalia noted at the time, lacked “even a thin veneer of law” and took the court’s “reputation for clear thinking and sober analysis” to the level of “the mystical aphorisms of the fortune cookie.”