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Politico: GOP's Blackburn Candidate for Senate Judiciary Committee

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By    |   Thursday, 15 November 2018 11:57 AM

Amid criticism for lacking women on the Republican side of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., is being hailed as a favorite to join the committee, Politico reported Thursday.

Blackburn was recently elected to the Senate to replace retiring Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn.

Reports of Blackburn's candidacy come from two sources familiar with internal talks, according to the report.

"I don't know where you're hearing that," Sen.-elect Blackburn told Politico.

The GOP infamously did not have any women on the Senate Judiciary Committee when it tasked an outside female counsel to interview Dr. Christine Blasey Ford during Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's hearings this fall.

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has reportedly claimed he has had difficulty convincing female senators to join the GOP leadership team. Sen. Joni Erst, R-Iowa, was recently added, the first woman since 2010.

Rep. Blackburn had reportedly preferred being called "congressman" rather than "congresswoman" when she was in the House, but after she won a Senate seat she said "senator will do," per the report.

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Amid criticism for lacking women on the Republican side of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., is being hailed as a favorite to join the committee, Politico reported Thursday.
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