ADAMS, Tennessee–Democrats nationwide are interested in the Volunteer State right now, and it has everything to do with advancing the liberal progressive agenda, U.S. Senate Republican candidate Marsha Blackburn told a crowd in Adams Friday night.
Blackburn’s opponent for that senate seat is former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen, a Democrat.
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is especially interested in this race, Blackburn said.
“Phil Bredesen and Tennessee is Chuck Schumer’s path to majority leader. We all know if Phil Bredesen were to go to D.C. what would be the first vote he would take? Chuck Schumer — that’s exactly right. A vote for Chuck Schumer for majority leader.”
If Chuck Schumer is majority leader, and the Democrats control the U.S. Senate, then hard-core leftists will control many committee chairs, Blackburn said.
U.S. Sen. Diane Feinstein of California, for instance, would control the Judiciary Committee, Blackburn said.
“That is the end of all these conservative judges and Supreme Court justices,” Blackburn said.
President Donald Trump has thus far appointed one-seventh of the members of our federal judiciary. Those people are Constitutionalists who serve on the federal bench and the U.S. Supreme court, Blackburn said. These people, she went on, “do not try to legislate from the bench.”
Under this scenario, U.S. Sen. Patty Murray of Washington will take over as chairwoman of the Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee, Blackburn said. Murray wants government-controlled single payer health care, Blackburn said.
Meanwhile, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont — a socialist — will head the Senate Budget Committee.
U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa also spoke at Friday night’s event and told the crowd that America, under Republican Party leadership in Congress, now has taxes that are the lowest in 31 years.
“Also, this is the strongest economy we’ve had in 18 years,” Ernst said.
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