Tag Archives: Marsha Blackburn

Blackburn Spox: She Didn’t Mean To Say President-Elect

The Tennessean reports: U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn, a stalwart supporter of President Donald Trump, on Friday referred to Joe Biden as the country’s “president-elect,” a comment her staff later said was a mistake. Blackburn made the comments Friday evening live on ABC News, where she was being interviewed by Juju Chang. The remark placed her among just a handful of …

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Marsha Blackburn At RNC: Communist Dems Want To Cancel The Police/Military And Lock You In Your Home

The Tennessean reports: U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn was among the featured speakers during Wednesday’s Republican National Convention’s primetime slot, praising law enforcement and the military while lambasting Democrats for purportedly attempting to “cancel” them. She made a reference both to Trump, who Blackburn said “has stood up for our heroes every day,” and to Democratic nominee Joe Biden, who “tried …

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GOP Senator Reads Trump Cultist’s Book During Trial

Is a book by a Trump cultist better than a fidget spinner? Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) said she read a book during the third day of proceedings of President Trump’s impeachment trial in the upper chamber on Thursday. “First – I’m reading Resistance (At All Costs) by Kim Strassel. Read the chapter on obstruction. It provides good insights into today’s …

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GOP Senator: 2020 Dems Should Recuse From Trial

Fox News reports: Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., says that the four Democratic senators running for president should recuse themselves from being jurors in President Trump’s upcoming impeachment trial in the Senate. “One hundred United States senators will be sworn in to serve in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. Four of those senators must recuse themselves for their unparalleled …

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Republican Senator Defames “Vindictive Vindman”

Law & Crime reports: Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn, a staunch President Donald Trump ally, got called out on Twitter for baselessly speculating about Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and the whistleblower. The Tennessee senator said that Vindman was the whistleblower’s “handler, without providing evidence for her assertion. Vindman had testified he does not know who the whistleblower is during his hearing …

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Trump Praises McConnell For Blocking Election Security Funding Bills, Blackburn For Blocking Foreign Dirt Bill

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump took time to praise Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for blocking a Democratic bill that would have mandated reporting foreign election interference. Blackburn blocked Sen. Mark Warner’s (D-VA) attempt to pass a bill requiring campaigns to report any offers of foreign assistance to the FBI. McConnell has long opposed efforts …

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GOP Sen. Marsha Blackburn Blocks Bill That Would Require Campaigns To Report Foreign Offers Of Dirt

Axios reports: Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) blocked an effort by Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) to pass a bill via unanimous consent requiring campaigns to report any offers of foreign assistance to the FBI. “We are all for free and fair and honest elections. These reporting requirements are overbroad. Presidential campaigns would have to worry about disclosure at a variety of …

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TENNESSEE: GOP Marsha Blackburn Wins Senate Seat

CNBC reports: Rep. Marsha Blackburn will win her U.S. Senate race against Democratic former Gov. Phil Bredesen, keeping the Tennessee seat in Republican hands, NBC News projects. The heated race, which some voters described as “vicious,” pitted two household names in the state against each other after Republican Sen. Bob Corker announced his retirement. It was one of the rare …

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Taylor Swift Credited For Spike In Voter Registrations

Buzzfeed News reports: Since Taylor Swift flexed her star power Sunday with an Instagram post that encouraged her 112 million followers to register to vote, Vote.org has experienced an unprecedented flood of new voter registrations nationwide. “We are up to 65,000 registrations in a single 24-hour period since T. Swift’s post,” said Kamari Guthrie, director of communications for Vote.org. Guthrie …

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Trump: I Like Taylor Swift’s Music 25% Less Now

CNN reports: If he ever enjoyed Taylor Swift’s music, President Donald Trump now likes the pop star’s tracks “about 25% less.” Trump struck out at Swift a day after the singer and longtime Nashville resident endorsed Democratic candidate Phil Bredesen, a former governor, over Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn in Tennessee’s Senate race. “What’d she say?” Trump said with a smile …

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Wingnuts Rage After Taylor Swift Endorses Democrats

CNBC reports: Taylor Swift usually stays out of the political fray, but this year, with just a month to go until midterm elections, the pop superstar is getting involved in a big way. Swift stunned the pop culture and political worlds Sunday night with a lengthy, impassioned Instagram post in which she endorsed Democrats Phil Bredesen and Rep. Jim Cooper …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Holds Rally In Nashville

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump made his third trip to Nashville since entering office. Doors opened at Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium at 4 p.m. Before the rally at 7 p.m., President Trump visited a private fundraiser for U.S. Rep Marsha Blackburn. Congresswoman Blackburn is in a tight race with former Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen to fill Senator Bob Corker’s seat. …

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TENNESSEE: Dem Takes Slim Lead In US Senate Race

The Tennessean reports: Another poll on the U.S. Senate race between former Gov. Phil Bredesen and U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn has the Nashville Democrat with a narrow lead, according to a survey released Wednesday. The survey, commissioned and released by Mason-Dixon Polling and Strategy, found 46 percent of respondents supported Bredesen, while 43 percent favored Blackburn, a Brentwood Republican. Eleven …

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TENNESSEE: Dem Former Gov +10 In Senate Race

The Tennessean reports: Former Gov. Phil Bredesen has a 10-point lead over U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn in the race to succeed U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, according to a new poll from Middle Tennessee State University. The poll, released Thursday, found 45 percent of 600 registered Tennessee voters said they would choose Bredesen, a Democrat and former Nashville mayor, if the …

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TENNESSEE: GOP US House Rep. Marsha Blackburn Launches “Politically Incorrect” Bid For Senate [VIDEO]

Bloomberg reports: Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn is launching her bid for the U.S. Senate on the heels of Gov. Bill Haslam’s decision to sit out the race to succeed retiring Sen. Bob Corker. Blackburn described herself in her campaign announcement Thursday as a “hard-core, card-carrying Tennessee conservative” and decried the Republican majority in the Senate for failing to repeal …

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CONFUNDUS: Trump Transition Vice-Chair Claims Gutting House Ethics Rules Improves Transparency

The Hill reports: Amid blowback from Democrats, Rep. Marsha Blackburn on Tuesday defended a GOP-backed amendment that would weaken the House’s outside ethics watchdog. Blackburn said the amendment would provide more transparency in investigations. “What it will do is provide more transparency. Anytime you can provide more accountability and more transparency to any process that is in place, then you’re …

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