Marsha Blackburn: Equality is ‘constitutional guarantee’ and I oppose ‘regressive’ LGBTQ Equality Act
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (CNN)

U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) attacked the LGBTQ Equality Act on Wednesday, wrongly claiming it "regressive," harms women, sets back women's rights, and suggested that because the Constitution already offers "equality" there's no reason to enact this legislation.

Blackburn, a far right Republican who very closely aligned herself with now-former President Donald Trump and to this day continues to defend him, began her remarks to the Judiciary Committee by claiming she shares "great compassion for anyone who feels diminishment or discrimination."

"I believe that all people should be treated with dignity and respect," Blackburn continued, despite having a long history of public statements and especially tweets that suggest otherwise.

Blackburn went on to say, that everyone "should be treated equally, this is a constitutional guarantee in here in the United States women have fought hard for equal treatment. The Equality Act is drafted undermines the fight."