Tennessee Sen. Marsha Blackburn is, once again, co-sponsoring a bill to tighten restrictions on immigration. It’s the third try for retiring Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe’s legislation, called the “Asylum Abuse Reduction Act.” Blackburn first signed on as one of five co-sponsors in the bill’s second iteration in 2019.
Tennessee Sens. Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty were among the 43 Republicans who voted Saturday to acquit former President Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial.
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.
When Congress votes on Wednesday to certify the election results of the presidential election, Tennessee will be in a unique position: Both U.S. senators will be voting to overturn the results. Republicans Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty have pledged to fight the certification process.
As Tennessee’s Republicans in Congress prepare to contest the presidential election results, members of their party who used to hold those seats are criticizing the move.
Like many other Republicans across the country, Gov. Bill Lee is not recognizing Joe Biden as the president-elect. At least for now. Talking to reporters Monday, Lee said there are some processes that have not concluded, like recounts in some states and legal challenges.
Blackburn spoke remotely to a conference of conservative activists meeting this morning in Atlanta, telling them she kept her distance out of “an abundance of caution.”
As Republicans across the country celebrated the third day of the party’s convention on Wednesday night, Tennessee’s soon-to-be senior Sen. Marsha Blackburn gave a five-minute speech in which she praised law enforcement and the military.
The partisan divide over impeachment comes as no surprise. But a bit of a gap has also opened up between the Tennessee senators who are engaged in the impeachment trial.
Members of the Tennessee delegation in Congress have come out on Monday against President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria. The announcement, made by the president on Sunday night, has received significant pushback in the U.S. House and Senate, even among members of his own party.