Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) is running for Senate, but her announcement advertisement was scrubbed by Twitter because she spoke out against Planned Parenthood and abortion.
In the video, which remains on Blackburn's Twitter account but is no longer a promoted ad, the conservative lawmaker explains how she worked to thwart “the sale of baby body parts.”
Blackburn, who chaired the GOP-led House panel to investigate Planned Parenthood, was referring to undercover videos from 2015 that appeared to show executives at the abortion provider discussing the sale of fetal tissue.
A representative for Twitter told Blackburn's campaign that the congresswoman's video was “deemed an inflammatory statement that is likely to evoke a strong negative reaction,” according to The Associated Press.
The California-based social media site told the Republican her campaign would be permitted to run the ad again if the flagged portion of the commercial was removed. But Blackburn is standing her ground.
While her campaign is no longer able to pay to promote the ad on users' Twitter feeds, Blackburn is asking her followers to retweet and share the video on their own social media accounts.
Blackburn is calling on conservatives to “stand up to Silicon Valley.”
The Tennessee candidate is running to fill the seat being opened by retiring Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), and she's clearly ready for a tough fight.
“I know the left calls me a wingnut or a knuckle-dragging conservative,” she said in her blacklisted announcement video. “And you know what? I say that’s all right. Bring it on.”
Watch the ad below.