Tennessee lawmakers want to place a residency requirement on congressional seats. But they can’t decide whether it should go into effect before or after the November election. Their decision could affect one candidate in particular.
“They didn’t draw up these maps for a Democrat to win them,” Cooper said in an interview with WPLN News. “They were aiming and they hit the target.”
After 32 years total in office, Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper will not seek re-election to Congress, in part because of the way GOP state lawmakers split Nashville in the redistricting process.
The Tennessee House Redistricting Committee’s proposed Congressional district map could eliminate a Democratic representative.
Nashville Congressman Jim Cooper is among the Democrats calling for President Trump’s impeachment, even if it means a Senate trial doesn’t happen until after he leaves office.
For weeks, Sens. Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty pledged to vote to overturn the election results. But late Wednesday night, they both flipped and voted to not block the results of the electoral college in Arizona.