Marsha Blackburn, the GOP candidate for Senate from Tennessee has said no to two planned debates, one of them because it “doesn’t fit our schedule”.
The Democratic nominee for Senate in Tennessee, Phil Bredesen, has agreed to participate in four debates with his opponent Marsha Blackburn. Unfortunately, Marsha Blackburn is just too busy.
Marsha Blackburn, Republican U.S. Senate candidate, declined an invitation to debate Democratic opponent Phil Bredesen in Memphis — the only debate in West Tennessee.
Abbi Sigler, Blackburn campaign spokeswoman, gave me this statement today about the decision: “Unfortunately, the Rhodes College debate does not fit our schedule.”
The second debate Marsha Blackburn declined was to be held in Chattanooga on October 1st. No reason was given for the invitation to be declined.
A planned Oct. 1 Chattanooga debate between U.S. Senate Republican nominee Marsha Blackburn and Democratic nominee Phil Bredesen has fallen through after Blackburn’s campaign said the Brentwood, Tennessee member of Congress won’t be attending.
Now, we are finding out why Marsha declined the Chattanooga debate. She instead wants to attend another Trump rally and fundraiser, his fourth in the State of Tennessee since becoming President. The rally and fundraiser is scheduled for the same day as the Chattanooga debate she declined.
President Donald Trump is set to return to Tennessee to hold a fundraiser and campaign-style rally in the eastern part of the state in support of Republican Marsha Blackburn’s bid for U.S. Senate
Tickets cost $10,000 per couple, including a photo with Trump; or $25,000 a couple, including the photo and a roundtable with Trump. Contributions will fuel Blackburn’s joint fundraising committee.
The president’s upcoming return to Tennessee also comes the same day the Chattanooga Times Free Press was planning to hold a third debate. Although that debate did not come to fruition, Bredesen plans on being in Chattanooga for an ideas forum.
Marsha’s choice to attend a Trump rally over a debate is pretty representative of Marsha’s attitude towards government. She has made a career of not really caring about the wishes of her constituents, instead sucking up to corporate and party power.
So, in summary, Marsha Blackburn has been a solid vote for you, if you happen to be a Lobbyist or Executive for an Oil and Gas Corporation, a Mining Corporation, a Pharmaceutical Corporation, a Gun Manufacturing Corporation, a Private Prison Corporation, a Cable/Internet Corporation, a Media Conglomerate Corporation, a Chemical Corporation, a Student Textbook Corporation, a Tobacco Corporation, a Banking Corporation, a Private Equity Corporation, an Investment Advisory Corporation, a Food Corporation, a Health Insurance Corporation, a Medical Devices Corporation, a For-Profit School Corporation, a Cement Manufacturing Corporation, any Corporation that Pollutes the Air/Water/Earth, or even a Corporation that Manufactures Light Bulbs.
If you are a worker, a union member, a consumer, a student, a victim of corporate malfeasance, a small business, or simply a citizen that wants to stay safe from gun violence, have access to healthcare and/or enjoy a non-polluted environment, Marsha Blackburn is most definitely not on your side.
So, when it comes to sexual assault, it’s pretty easy to predict which kind of sexual assault Marsha Blackburn will speak out against, and that is sexual assault that is committed by a Democrat. Sexual assault committed by a Republican is likely just fine with her.
Marsha Blackburn is making her priorities quite clear. She believes her job is to toe the party line and vote according to the wishes of corporate lobbyists. So, a debate that will be viewed by Tennesseans of all political leanings is just not in her interest. But, a fundraiser and GOP party rally? That is something she can always fit into her schedule.