Laura Ingraham wasn’t going to let Taylor Swift live down her recent jump into politics.
On Tuesday night, the candidate Swift endorsed in the U.S. Senate in Tennessee, former governor Phil Bredesen, was defeated by his opponent, Marsha Blackburn.
The host of Fox News’ “Ingraham Angle” took to Twitter after the results came in to chide Swift, quoting lyrics from her song “Shake It Off”.
Blackburn then appeared on “Fox & Friends” the morning after she won the Senate race in Tennessee, with her also saying: “Well, I hope Taylor will shake it off.”
She then assured Swift and her fans that they “have an open door with me,” the Washington Post reported.
Swift did not respond to the shade nor did she comment on the election results Tuesday night.
However, one person who jumped to her defence is frequent collaborator Joseph Kahn, who directed Swift’s music videos for “Blank Space”, “Bad Blood” and others — even coming up with a potential Democratic ticket for 2040:
Earlier in the day, the singer posted a video reminding her fans to head out to the polls to cast their vote in the midterm elections.
Last month, Swift surprised fans by breaking her silence on politics and endorsing Bredesen in a lengthy Instagram post.
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I’m writing this post about the upcoming midterm elections on November 6th, in which I’ll be voting in the state of Tennessee. In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now. I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country. I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG. I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent. I cannot vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin color, gender or who they love. Running for Senate in the state of Tennessee is a woman named Marsha Blackburn. As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support Marsha Blackburn. Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me. She voted against equal pay for women. She voted against the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which attempts to protect women from domestic violence, stalking, and date rape. She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples. She also believes they should not have the right to marry. These are not MY Tennessee values. I will be voting for Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives. Please, please educate yourself on the candidates running in your state and vote based on who most closely represents your values. For a lot of us, we may never find a candidate or party with whom we agree 100% on every issue, but we have to vote anyway. So many intelligent, thoughtful, self-possessed people have turned 18 in the past two years and now have the right and privilege to make their vote count. But first you need to register, which is quick and easy to do. October 9th is the LAST DAY to register to vote in the state of TN. Go to vote.org and you can find all the info. Happy Voting! 🗳😃🌈
Throughout the campaign she posted her support of the candidate, including an Instagram Stories post letting fans know when she had voted on Tuesday.
BuzzFeed News reported last month that Swift’s endorsement had caused a serious spike in voter registration across the country.