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Blackburn: Twitter's Reversal 'First' Victory in Campaign

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By    |   Wednesday, 11 October 2017 11:22 AM

Rep. Marsha Blackburn Wednesday declared Twitter's announcement that it would reverse its decision to ban her pro-life advertisement as the "first Senate conservative victory" in her campaign.

"Because we stood firm and Twitter reconsidered, and they are going to allow us to put my campaign announcement back up to push it out on their platform, which is exactly what we're going to do," the Tennessee Republican, who is seeking the seat being vacated by Sen. Bob Corker, told Fox News' "Fox and Friends" program.

"Social media and Twitter are important platforms," she added. "But the liberal left cannot continue to think they have the right to censor free speech, and especially with campaign messages with which they disagree."

In her campaign ad, Blackburn said she had stopped "the sale of baby body parts," referencing her opposition to fetal-tissue research and Planned Parenthood. Twitter initially ruled that the language was inflammatory, but on Tuesday reconsidered its decision.

In a statement to technology website Recode, Twitter said it had decided there was "room to refine our policies around these issues."

"This is not the first time they have censored a pro-life message," Blackburn said. "This is just a continuation of the left trying to censor and trying to determine what people are going to see on their platforms."

Blackburn said the topic of abortion and the sale of fetal parts is one that needs to be discussed.

"We protect women," she said. "We protect babies . . . we carry forward with this pro-life message. It is vitally important, and it's something that the American people agree with."

Twitter's reversal, she continued, is a "victory for conservatism, it's a victory for free speech, and we're going to continue that fight every single day to make certain we preserve our ability to have free speech in this country."

Meanwhile, former chief strategist Steve Bannon, who is now back at Breitbart, has vowed to rid Washington D.C. of "the swamp," but Blackburn, as a current representative, said she is not worried as she is not part of the establishment.

"I look forward to continuing my work in the House to push forward to get things done," Blackburn said. "I stand with the president of the United States, when it comes to getting healthcare done and tax reform and building that wall and making certain that taxes for the middle class, for hard-working Americans that they get tax relief."

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Rep. Marsha Blackburn Wednesday declared Twitter's announcement that it would reverse its decision to ban her pro-life advertisement as the "first Senate conservative victory" in her campaign.
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