Trump and Pence Differences Are a Good Thing, Says Blackburn

Tenn. congresswoman sees plus side to not being "in lock step on everything"

Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn is scheduled to speak at the Republican convention on Thursday night. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn is scheduled to speak at the Republican convention on Thursday night. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Posted July 18, 2016 at 3:51pm

Rep. Marsha Blackburn isn’t worried about presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump and his running mate Mike Pence having disagreements on policy. In fact, she thinks some differences are a good thing.  

“I like the fact that they are not in lockstep on everything,” the Tennessee Republican told CNN’s Wolf Blizer on Monday. The differences between Trump and Pence allow room for debate that could lead to a better solution, she explained.  

Asked if Pence was her first choice for Trump’s running mate, Blackburn said, “Mike Pence is a great choice and the first choice for me was to say, ‘Who does Mr. Trump think will balance us best on this ticket and help us win?’”  

Blackburn is speaking Thursday night during the convention’s prime-time program under the theme “Make America One Again.”  

“My message is going to be unity and looking at the things that have made this country great,” she said. 


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