Marsha Blackburn

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Marsha Blackburn
Marsha Blackburn.jpg
Junior U.S. Senator from Tennessee
From: January 3, 2019 – present
Predecessor Bob Corker
Successor Incumbent (no successor)
Former U.S. Representative from Tennessee's 7th District
From: January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2019
Predecessor Ed Bryant
Successor Mark Green
Tennessee Senate, 23rd district
From: January 12, 1999 – January 3, 2003
Predecessor Keith Jordan
Successor Jim Bryson
Executive Director of the Tennessee Film, Entertainment, and Music Commission
From: February 1995 – June 1997
Predecessor Dancy Jones
Successor Anne Pope
Chairman of the Williamson County Republican Party
From: 1989 – 1991
Predecessor George Miller
Successor Al Nations
Information
Party Republican
Spouse(s) Chuck Blackburn
Religion Presbyterian

Marsha Wedgeworth Blackburn (born June 5, 1952) is a movement conservative Republican who is a senator from Tennessee. She has previously represented Tennessee's 7th congressional district seat in the United States House of Representatives since her election in 2002. Prior to that, she served in the Tennessee State Senate.

U.S. House of Representatives

Pro-life leadership

Blackburn, being strongly pro-life,[1] has been a powerful advocate against the brutality of abortion. When radical pro-abortion Democrats in July 2014 tried to pass S. 1696, a bill that would eliminate almost all restrictions on abortions, Blackburn testified against the bill, showing a picture of her unborn grandson's ultrasound as a testimony to the sanctity of human life.[2]

House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives

Blackburn was the leader of the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives, which was established in October 2015 by House Republicans.[3] While as the chair of the panel, Blackburn has lead the issuing of subpoenas on companies such as Planned Parenthood that sold murdered fetal tissue for "research purposes".[4] Out-of-touch radical Democrats drenched in denialism called the investigation a "witch hunt" despite the factual evidence present. The NARAL and other leftist extremists have subsequently attacked Blackburn as well.[5]

The Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives has found that women who are in the waiting rooms of abortion clinics have been deceptively lobbied into giving permission to donate their soon-to-be-murdered babies' parts to help with "research".[6]

An investigation by the panel in mid-2016 found that Planned Parenthood had violated federal privacy laws in disclosing individual health information to StemExpress to profit off of the organs of murdered unborn children.[7]

Blackburn lead the panel in late August 2016 into uncovering evidence that the University of New Mexico had illegally bought aborted babies' brains to be used for "summer camp programs".[8]

In late December 2016, the panel had issued criminal referrals of late-term abortionist Douglas Karpen and his employees, charging Karpen with illegally performing late term abortions and killing the infants who survived, based on the testimonies of witnesses as well as photographic evidence.[9]

U.S. Senate

2018 U.S. Senate election in Tennessee

Campaign

In late May 2018, U.S. President Donald Trump traveled to Tennessee to rally voters on Blackburn's behalf.[10] Trump called Brednsen, who is backed by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York, an obstructionist to Trump's Make America Great Again agenda.[11]

Republican primary and general election

On November 6, 2018, in a bid for the United States Senate seat held by the retiring Bob Corker, a Moderate Republican and former mayor of Chattanooga, After winning the Republican primary,[12] Blackburn faced Democrat Phil Bredesen, a popular former governor of Tennessee. Despite more money donated to her opponent's campaign[13] and polling that suggested a tossup,[14][15] she won the general election by over 10% of the vote.[16]

Tenure

One of the strongest conservatives in the Senate,[17][18] Blackburn has thoroughly backed Donald Trump more strongly than almost all other Senate Republicans. This included her vote in favor of Trump's border wall funding proposal during 2018-2019 government shutdown amidst opposition within the Senate Republicans as well as her refusal to vote for the Democrat alternative, in contrast to RINOs such as her colleague Lamar Alexander who caved into the latter proposal.[19]

An establishment outsider who strongly opposed the impeachment coup against Donald Trump,[20] Blackburn has correctly[21] denounced Deep stater Alexander Vindman as being vindictive and unpatriotic.[22][23] For being truthful, many deranged liberals attacked her on Twitter with baseless rhetoric,[24] and even Wikipedia had blatant bias in its article on Blackburn, citing one of her tweets as a "conspiratorial smear" and presenting information skewed to portray Vindman as being more patriotic than he actually is.[25]

Blackburn voted against the articles of impeachment that were brought against President Trump.[26]

Personal life

A native of Laurel, Mississippi, and a graduate of Mississippi State University in Starkville, Blackburn resides with her husband, Chuck Blackburn, in Brentwood, a suburb of the capital city of Nashville. They have two children; she is a Presbyterian.

References

  1. Marsha Blackburn on Abortion
  2. Wow: Rep. Blackburn Shows Ultrasound Pic of Her Grandson To Testify Against Abortion Bill
  3. House creates panel to investigate Planned Parenthood
  4. In the Market for Fetal Body Parts, a Baby’s Brain Sells for $3,340
  5. Abortion Activists Target Pro-Life Congresswoman Leading Investigation of Planned Parenthood
  6. Women Sitting in Abortion Clinic Waiting Rooms are Lobbied to Sell Their Aborted Babies
  7. Congressional Investigation: Planned Parenthood Broke HIPAA Law to Sell Aborted Baby Parts
  8. Congress: University Broke Law Buying Brains of Aborted Babies for Students to Dissect
  9. Select Panel Issues Two Criminal Referrals of Texas Late-term Abortionist Karpen, Others
  10. President Trump coming to Nashville on May 29
  11. "Trump Travels to Nashville", The San Antonio Express-News, May 30, 2018, p. A8.
  12. United States Senate election in Tennessee (August 2, 2018 Republican primary)
  13. 2018 Election United States Senate Campaign Finance Totals
  14. rel2_tn.pdf
  15. Tennessee Poll: The Race for Senate is Too Close to Call
  16. Tennessee Senate Election Results 2018
  17. Marsha Blackburn on the Issues
  18. Marsha Blackburn's Voting Records
  19. How Sens. Lamar Alexander and Marsha Blackburn voted on two key government shutdown bills
  20. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) On Impeachment: Democrats A “Hot Mess” On Their Hands
  21. Marsha Blackburn Is Right: Alexander Vindman’s Military Career Doesn’t Mean He’s A Patriot
  22. Sen. Marsha Blackburn on Twitter: from November 22, 2019
  23. Sen. Marsha Blackburn on Twitter: from January 23, 2020
  24. Sen. Marsha Blackburn tweets 'Vindictive Vindman,' then #MoscowMarsha starts trending
  25. Marsha Blackburn - Wikipedia
  26. Senator Marsha Blackburn Votes to Acquit President Donald Trump

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