Tennessee's Senate race between GOP Rep. Marsha Blackburn and former Gov. Phil Bredesen is at this point too close to call, and will hinge on the state's desire for someone who supports tax cuts and other conservative principles, Blackburn said Monday, hours before President Donald Trump was to travel to her state for a rally to back her campaign.
"People in Tennessee want someone to support constitutional Supreme Court judges, tax cuts, make certain that they are going to build the wall, standing with President Trump," Blackburn told Fox News' "America's Newsroom."
"I'm going to the Senate to make certain that the Senate begins to act like the majority that it is. It is dysfunctional and it is time for them to get busy, get the president's agenda done and get it to his desk."
Bredesen, Blackburn continued, has called tax cuts that have been passed "crumbs," but she knows people in her state appreciate them.
"He has said that building the wall is political theater," she said. "I'll be there to make certain we build the wall, and that we end sanctuary cities."
Bredeson, when he was governor, gave illegal immigrants driving certificates, Blackburn continued, and Tennesseans don't agree with that.
Blackburn also commented on the new investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, saying people in her state look at it as a matter of fairness.
"They feel like what they have seen is a PR stunt," she said, and believes Democrats used Dr. Christine Blasey Ford in a "character assassination" scheme against Kavanaugh.
"They want to see a fair process," said Blackburn. "They feel (California Democratic Sen.) Dianne Feinstein's staff has done a disservice to Ford" by leaking her name to the press.
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