A Nashville school board member is under scrutiny for provocative comments after a hot-mic moment at a meeting last week.
During a break in a March 22 meeting, board member Sharon Gentry was heard criticizing U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn — the district’s own senator — over her questioning of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.
“Can we just go set Marsha Blackburn on fire?” Gentry said as other board members praised Jackson.
And what did the Senator do to garner such wish from Ms Gentry?
Blackburn is among many Republican lawmakers who have garnered attention for her questioning of President Joe Biden’s Supreme Court nominee during confirmation hearings last week.
The first-term Tennessee senator asked Jackson to define a “woman” and ahead of the hearings called a landmark Supreme Court case about access to contraception “constitutionally unsound” while criticizing Jackson’s nomination to the high court.
Well, if you are responsible for asking the question that launched a thousand memes and has been the running joke in social media, you are bound to be hated by some elites. At least Mr. Genry was properly chastised by her fellow school board members, right?
Other members of the heavily Democratic Nashville board didn’t appear to question Gentry’s comments and the board meeting quickly resumed.
Say no more. It is all very clear now. Passes were given because she has all the appropriate checkmarks and support groups therefore her comments cannot be construed as Hate Speech.