The Senate Judiciary Committee will have three new faces on the Republican side as the 116th Congress gets underway today: Senator Joni Ernst from Iowa, Senator Marsh Blackburn from Tennessee, and Senator Josh Hawley from Missouri. Senators Ernst and Blackburn will be the first two women to ever serve on the Senate Judiciary Committee for the Republicans. These new committee members will be in the spotlight as the Senate Judiciary Committee looks to continue confirmation hearings on judges and cabinet members, especially the already announced hearing on President Trump’s nominee for Attorney General, William Barr, which will take place on January 15 and 16, per a statement released by outgoing Chairman Chuck Grassley and incoming Chairman Lindsey Graham.Read more
Political observers may remember that when Rep. Marsha Blackburn launched her campaign for Senate in Tennessee last year, Twitter blocked her campaign announcement because the pro-life content in the ad was "an inflammatory statement that is likely to evoke a strong negative reaction." After a public backlash, Twitter eventually backed down.
Silicon Valley liberals, this time at Google, are again censoring an ad from Rep. Blackburn:Read more