In a tweet fired off today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) took a jab at one of the witnesses who testified at this week's hearings in the House impeachment inquiry, and she immediately was on the receiving end of a wave of backlash due to the way she characterized a career military officer.
"Vindictive Vindman is the 'whistleblower’s' handler," Blackburn early Friday morning referring to Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who testified this Wednesday.
Vindictive Vindman is the “whistleblower’s” handler.— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@Sen. Marsha Blackburn)1574430823.0
The comment thread beneath her tweet was filled with people rebuking her for her words.
@MarshaBlackburn Sadly we can't do anything to stop you from being a United States Senator for another 5 years, but… https://t.co/bKSt3i4DzI— TrumpsTaxes (@TrumpsTaxes)1574439376.0
@MarshaBlackburn I reported her. Disgusting.— Judith Kaufman J.D. (@Judith Kaufman J.D.)1574442669.0
@MarshaBlackburn Trump pardoned war criminals this week and you're reserving your ire for a soldier who reported a crime when he saw it.— Zeddy (@Zeddy)1574441260.0
@MarshaBlackburn This is deplorable and beneath the dignity of a US Senator, and I pray that it results in an ethic… https://t.co/L2Dx0n28N8— Sloth (@Sloth)1574435254.0
@MarshaBlackburn A US Senator resorts to childish name calling of a Purple Heart recipient in defense of a corrupt,… https://t.co/TJdw08TgeQ— chris diamond (@chris diamond)1574437757.0
@MarshaBlackburn You are disgusting. Everyone else doing this is disgusting. None of you goddamn freaks are worthy… https://t.co/R6CdU4PIK4— 💙 Koko 🥁 💙 (@💙 Koko 🥁 💙)1574441884.0
@MarshaBlackburn You have no shame but I am ashamed for you and your party. I have lost all hope for the republica… https://t.co/Vkf87dch8u— kathleen 🇺🇸 (@kathleen 🇺🇸)1574438085.0
@MarshaBlackburn @All100Senators What makes Lt. Colonel Vindman "vindictive?" From everything I've seen, he's patri… https://t.co/OIgyANsbqc— ⚖ John Adams ☕ (@⚖ John Adams ☕)1574432736.0
@MarshaBlackburn Why are you such unrepentant garbage? Love, a constituent— Evan Hurst (@Evan Hurst)1574438198.0
@MarshaBlackburn Marsha Blackburn hates the troops.— Master Rebecca Schoenkopf, Wonkette Editrix, King (@Master Rebecca Schoenkopf, Wonkette Editrix, King)1574438028.0
@MarshaBlackburn That's disgusting. Even by your standards.— larryleclair (@larryleclair)1574437644.0
@MarshaBlackburn Were you always this terrible a person, Marsha, or have you been horribly corrupted by power? It's… https://t.co/Rsj1AzQhSa— Mark Jacob (@Mark Jacob)1574435708.0
@MarshaBlackburn Delete your account, traitor.— Greg Olear (@Greg Olear)1574439345.0