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Marsha Blackburn

 
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Senator
Tennessee
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Republican
2019-01-02
2025-01-02
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07/21/2024 --abcnews
The last time Congress passed a law to protect children on the internet was in 1998 — before Facebook, before the iPhone and long before today’s oldest teenagers were born
07/18/2024 --axios
Angry GOP lawmakers confronted Secret Service director Kimberly Cheatle at the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Wednesday evening.The big picture: Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) posted video to X of her confronting Cheatle as the federal agency has been under intense scrutiny after the assassination attempt on former President Trump. 🚨FULL VIDEO: Secret Service Director REFUSES to answer to the American people. pic.twitter.com/MPVOke5zhY— Marsha Blackburn (@VoteMarsha) July 18, 2024Republican senators were already fuming about the lack of answers following their briefing with Cheatle earlier Wednesday, a GOP aide said. Once they found out she was at the RNC, Blackburn and Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) organized a group to ask her questions in a suite at the RNC. She refused to answer and left.Also seen confronting Cheatle were Sens. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.).Zoom in: Senate Republican Conference Chair Barrasso said in a video shared with Axios that he and Blackburn "went face to face" with the Secret Service chief to seek answers on what happened at the Butler, Pennsylvania, rally with GOP nominee Trump.Specifically, they wanted answers on "how that shooter was able to get off a clear shot when the FBI and the Secret Service knew that there was a suspicious person an hour in advance of when the shooting occurred and they identified a potential threat," he said, in reference to reports that emerged Wednesday.Blackburn said that Cheatle "would not answer our questions and wanted to say it was not the time nor place."This is after we've been through a conference call today. ... She can run but she cannot hide because the American people want to know how an assassination attempt was carried out on former President Donald Trump," Blackburn added.State of play: Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) called for Cheatle's resignation and announced plans for a bipartisan task force to investigate Saturday's shooting.Cheatle told House lawmakers earlier Wednesday that the agency "failed" at its "no-fail mission" to protect GOP nominee Trump at Saturday's rally shooting in Pennsylvania that left one spectator dead. Both Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) called for Cheatle's resignation following the briefing.Lee criticized both Cheatle and the Biden administration in a series of posts to X, including one that asked "why hold the briefing if they weren't going to tell us anything?"What they're saying: A USSS spokesperson said early Thursday that continuity of operations was "paramount during a critical incident" and Cheatle "has no intentions" of stepping down. "She deeply respects members of Congress and is fiercely committed to transparency in leading the Secret Service through the internal investigation and strengthening the agency through lessons learned in these important internal and external reviews," the spokesperson added in the emailed statement.More from Axios: Donald Trump Jr. at RNC: "America is Trump tough"In photos: Trump bandage "newest fashion trend' at RNCTrump's granddaughter speaks to the GOP nominee's softer sideVance repeatedly name checks Rust Belt in VP acceptance speechEditor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.
07/17/2024 --foxnews
Multiple Republican senators confronted Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle about the attempted assassination of former President Trump on Wednesday.
07/17/2024 --huffpost
Republicans pressed Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle for answers about the attempt on Donald Trump's life in a heated exchange caught on camera Wednesday.
07/17/2024 --forbes
Two prominent Republicans trailed the Secret Service director at the Republican National Convention.
07/17/2024 --kron4
A video show Sens. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) aggressively confronting the head of the Secret Service at the Republican National Convention, just days after the assassination attempt against former President Trump put the agency under intense scrutiny. “This was an assassination attempt. You owe the people answers. You owe President Trump answers,” [...]
07/17/2024 --abc4
A video show Sens. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) aggressively confronting the head of the Secret Service at the Republican National Convention, just days after the assassination attempt against former President Trump put the agency under intense scrutiny. “This was an assassination attempt. You owe the people answers. You owe President Trump answers,” [...]
07/17/2024 --cbs17
A video show Sens. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) aggressively confronting the head of the Secret Service at the Republican National Convention, just days after the assassination attempt against former President Trump put the agency under intense scrutiny. “This was an assassination attempt. You owe the people answers. You owe President Trump answers,” [...]
07/17/2024 --wsav
A video show Sens. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) aggressively confronting the head of the Secret Service at the Republican National Convention, just days after the assassination attempt against former President Trump put the agency under intense scrutiny. “This was an assassination attempt. You owe the people answers. You owe President Trump answers,” [...]
03/31/2024 --rawstory
New York Judge Juan Merchan — who's presiding over Donald Trump's hush money case — imposed a gag order on the ex-president last week which included banning him from attacking witnesses, prosecutors and jurors.However, it left out the judge and his family — and Trump has taken advantage of that.On Saturday night, Trump launched into his fourth attack on the judge’s daughter Loren Merchan for her ties to a political consultancy, which he claims makes the case against him biased.He wrote, “This is a disgrace to our Legal System. Judge Merchan should be immediately sanctioned and recused, and this fake 'case,' only kept alive by the Highly Conflicted Judge, should be completely dismissed right away - THERE IS NO CASE, THERE IS NO CRIME."Andy McCarthy, Jonathan Turley, and all Legal Experts and Scholars universally agree that this is a case that should have never been brought. IT IS A POLITICAL, ELECTION-INTERFERING WITCH HUNT, JUST LIKE ALL OF THE OTHER HOAXES, HEADED UP AND COORDINATED BY THE DOJ, AGAINST THE POLITICAL OPPONENT OF CROOKED JOE BIDEN IN ORDER TO HELP GET THE WORST PRESIDENT IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES RE-ELECTED!”0Trump added a link to a New York Post article entitled, Dem clients of daughter of NY judge in Trump hush money trial raised $93M off the case.The Guardian's Hugo Lowell responded to the former president's post via X, saying, "Trump did not post a photo of Judge Merchan’s daughter — he posted a link to a NY Post story and the link preview included a photo of the daughter. But it’s just not credible at this point to say that Trump doesn’t know what he’s doing."However, MSNBC's Katie Phang quickly replied to Lowell, tweeting, "He knows exactly what he's doing."Legal analyst and University of Alabama law professor Joyce Vance shared a screenshot of Trump's post via X, writing, "You can't have a legal system with integrity & the ability to counteract you if you're a wannabe dictator. That's why Trump is trying to delegitimize our institutions."READ MORE: 'Hater': Trump attacks Judge Merchan’s daughter again — this time by nameVance's fellow legal analyst and former FBI counsel Andrew Weissmann also reacted to Trump's post by suggesting that the court, "1. tighten the bail release conditions ASAP. 2. Warn that jail will result from threatening ANYONE while out on bail, or posting about witnesses, jurors, court or prosecution families. 3. Enforce- that is what it means to treat likes alike. The foundation of the rule of law."Former Watergate prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks added, "Tighten the gag order to cover judge's daughter and enforce that."READ MORE: Why 'timing' of the judge’s gag on Trump is unusual but 'not accidental': legal expert
03/31/2024 --rawstory
New York Judge Juan Merchan — who's presiding over Donald Trump's hush money case — imposed a gag order on the ex-president last week which included banning him from attacking witnesses, prosecutors and jurors.However, it left out the judge and his family — and Trump has taken advantage of that.On Saturday night, Trump launched into his fourth attack on the judge’s daughter Loren Merchan for her ties to a political consultancy, which he claims makes the case against him biased.He wrote, “This is a disgrace to our Legal System. Judge Merchan should be immediately sanctioned and recused, and this fake 'case,' only kept alive by the Highly Conflicted Judge, should be completely dismissed right away - THERE IS NO CASE, THERE IS NO CRIME."Andy McCarthy, Jonathan Turley, and all Legal Experts and Scholars universally agree that this is a case that should have never been brought. IT IS A POLITICAL, ELECTION-INTERFERING WITCH HUNT, JUST LIKE ALL OF THE OTHER HOAXES, HEADED UP AND COORDINATED BY THE DOJ, AGAINST THE POLITICAL OPPONENT OF CROOKED JOE BIDEN IN ORDER TO HELP GET THE WORST PRESIDENT IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES RE-ELECTED!”0Trump added a link to a New York Post article entitled, Dem clients of daughter of NY judge in Trump hush money trial raised $93M off the case.The Guardian's Hugo Lowell responded to the former president's post via X, saying, "Trump did not post a photo of Judge Merchan’s daughter — he posted a link to a NY Post story and the link preview included a photo of the daughter. But it’s just not credible at this point to say that Trump doesn’t know what he’s doing."However, MSNBC's Katie Phang quickly replied to Lowell, tweeting, "He knows exactly what he's doing."Legal analyst and University of Alabama law professor Joyce Vance shared a screenshot of Trump's post via X, writing, "You can't have a legal system with integrity & the ability to counteract you if you're a wannabe dictator. That's why Trump is trying to delegitimize our institutions."READ MORE: 'Hater': Trump attacks Judge Merchan’s daughter again — this time by nameVance's fellow legal analyst and former FBI counsel Andrew Weissmann also reacted to Trump's post by suggesting that the court, "1. tighten the bail release conditions ASAP. 2. Warn that jail will result from threatening ANYONE while out on bail, or posting about witnesses, jurors, court or prosecution families. 3. Enforce- that is what it means to treat likes alike. The foundation of the rule of law."Former Watergate prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks added, "Tighten the gag order to cover judge's daughter and enforce that."READ MORE: Why 'timing' of the judge’s gag on Trump is unusual but 'not accidental': legal expert
03/31/2024 --rawstory
New York Judge Juan Merchan — who's presiding over Donald Trump's hush money case — imposed a gag order on the ex-president last week which included banning him from attacking witnesses, prosecutors and jurors.However, it left out the judge and his family — and Trump has taken advantage of that.On Saturday night, Trump launched into his fourth attack on the judge’s daughter Loren Merchan for her ties to a political consultancy, which he claims makes the case against him biased.He wrote, “This is a disgrace to our Legal System. Judge Merchan should be immediately sanctioned and recused, and this fake 'case,' only kept alive by the Highly Conflicted Judge, should be completely dismissed right away - THERE IS NO CASE, THERE IS NO CRIME."Andy McCarthy, Jonathan Turley, and all Legal Experts and Scholars universally agree that this is a case that should have never been brought. IT IS A POLITICAL, ELECTION-INTERFERING WITCH HUNT, JUST LIKE ALL OF THE OTHER HOAXES, HEADED UP AND COORDINATED BY THE DOJ, AGAINST THE POLITICAL OPPONENT OF CROOKED JOE BIDEN IN ORDER TO HELP GET THE WORST PRESIDENT IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES RE-ELECTED!”0Trump added a link to a New York Post article entitled, Dem clients of daughter of NY judge in Trump hush money trial raised $93M off the case.The Guardian's Hugo Lowell responded to the former president's post via X, saying, "Trump did not post a photo of Judge Merchan’s daughter — he posted a link to a NY Post story and the link preview included a photo of the daughter. But it’s just not credible at this point to say that Trump doesn’t know what he’s doing."However, MSNBC's Katie Phang quickly replied to Lowell, tweeting, "He knows exactly what he's doing."Legal analyst and University of Alabama law professor Joyce Vance shared a screenshot of Trump's post via X, writing, "You can't have a legal system with integrity & the ability to counteract you if you're a wannabe dictator. That's why Trump is trying to delegitimize our institutions."READ MORE: 'Hater': Trump attacks Judge Merchan’s daughter again — this time by nameVance's fellow legal analyst and former FBI counsel Andrew Weissmann also reacted to Trump's post by suggesting that the court, "1. tighten the bail release conditions ASAP. 2. Warn that jail will result from threatening ANYONE while out on bail, or posting about witnesses, jurors, court or prosecution families. 3. Enforce- that is what it means to treat likes alike. The foundation of the rule of law."Former Watergate prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks added, "Tighten the gag order to cover judge's daughter and enforce that."READ MORE: Why 'timing' of the judge’s gag on Trump is unusual but 'not accidental': legal expert
03/31/2024 --motherjones
Last November, Arizona Republican State Senator John Kavanagh was fuming in front of a television. Hundreds of miles away, more than 70 people had stopped their cars on the Bay Bridge between San Francisco and Oakland. They turned off their engines, stepped out of their vehicles, and a few of them even purposefully threw their car […]
03/31/2024 --motherjones
Last November, Arizona Republican State Senator John Kavanagh was fuming in front of a television. Hundreds of miles away, more than 70 people had stopped their cars on the Bay Bridge between San Francisco and Oakland. They turned off their engines, stepped out of their vehicles, and a few of them even purposefully threw their car […]
03/28/2024 --foxnews
Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., is offering her support for Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who has fought with the Biden administration on his efforts to secure the border.
03/28/2024 --foxnews
Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., is offering her support for Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who has fought with the Biden administration on his efforts to secure the border.
03/25/2024 --theepochtimes
'It is critically important that the American people, especially TikTok users, understand the national security issues at stake.'
03/25/2024 --theepochtimes
'It is critically important that the American people, especially TikTok users, understand the national security issues at stake.'
03/22/2024 --foxnews
Senate Republicans introduced a bill cracking down on the use of a mobile app to identify illegal immigrants traveling via airplane to the United States.
03/20/2024 --dailycaller
'illegal aliens will see commercial airports as an appealing alternative to city facilities'
03/20/2024 --dailycaller
'illegal aliens will see commercial airports as an appealing alternative to city facilities'
03/17/2024 --foxnews
Ohio Senate candidate Bernie Moreno shared a special message for Republicans who "don't like" former President Trump during Saturday's campaign rally.
03/17/2024 --foxnews
Ohio Senate candidate Bernie Moreno shared a special message for Republicans who "don't like" former President Trump during Saturday's campaign rally.
03/14/2024 --theepochtimes
Senators challenged the official’s claims that his department lacks the authority to ensure the children’s continued safety outside of HHS custody.
03/14/2024 --foxnews
A federal lawsuit filed by Oct. 7 survivors and relatives of slain victims accuses UNRWA USA of providing material support to Hamas terrorists.
03/13/2024 --foxnews
CNN was forced to issue a correction to an article targeting Republican Alabama Sen. Katie Britt over her reference to a human trafficking victim during her State of the Union rebuttal.
03/10/2024 --npr
In the Republican response to the State of the Union, Britt used a harrowing account of sexual abuse to attack Biden's border policies, but the rapes happened in Mexico before Biden became president.
03/10/2024 --npr
In the Republican response to the State of the Union, Britt used a harrowing account of sexual abuse to attack Biden's border policies, but the rapes happened in Mexico before Biden became president.
03/10/2024 --nbcnews
Alabama GOP Sen. Katie Britt on Sunday responded to allegations that her response to President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address was misleading.
03/09/2024 --abcnews
The Republican senator who gave the party’s response to President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address used a harrowing account of a young woman’s sexual abuse to attack his border policies, but the rapes did not happen in the U.S. or during the Bide...
03/09/2024 --abcnews
The Republican senator who gave the party’s response to President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address used a harrowing account of a young woman’s sexual abuse to attack his border policies, but the rapes did not happen in the U.S. or during the Bide...
03/09/2024 --huffpost
The senator who delivered the GOP's rebuttal shared a Bush-era anecdote somehow meant to attack Biden.
03/09/2024 --huffpost
The senator who delivered the GOP's rebuttal shared a Bush-era anecdote somehow meant to attack Biden.
03/06/2024 --foxnews
Sen. Marsha Blackburn is introducing legislation to empower states and localities to enforce federal immigration law after deaths allegedly at the hands of illegal immigrants.
03/05/2024 --cbsnews
The pop star, who has 282 million followers on Instagram, posted a message on her stories reminding people that today is the presidential primary for more than a dozen states.
03/04/2024 --foxnews
Former President Trump's congressional endorsers cheered the Supreme Court's unanimous decision against Colorado's attempt to keep him off the ballot.
03/03/2024 --abcnews
Donald Trump easily won South Carolina’s GOP primary
03/01/2024 --foxnews
House Republicans led by Rep. David Rouzer are introducing legislation to allow states to build barriers on federal land after efforts by Texas and Arizona.
03/01/2024 --foxnews
Senate Republicans are coming out in favor of holding an impeachment trial for Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas over his handling of the border crisis.
03/01/2024 --kron4
The Senate on Thursday passed a short-term spending bill that punts this weekend's shutdown threat to later in the month, but leaves questions about how Congress will fund the government through the rest of the year. Senators voted 77-13 to send the funding measure to President Biden’s desk for his signature, just hours after the House [...]
02/29/2024 --foxnews
Sen. Bill Hagerty, R-Tenn., joined a growing list of lawmakers supporting Republican candidate Bernie Moreno for Ohio senator.