U.S. Senate Republicans are reportedly considering adding one of their newest members, Tennessee Senator-elect Marsha Blackburn, to the Judiciary Committee, months after their all-male panel brought in a female outside counsel to question Dr. Christine Blasey Ford about her allegations that Brett Kavanaugh assaulted her.
Politico cites “two people familiar with internal talks” who said that Blackburn is the favorite to join the committee after she won her election last week. She is currently a member of the U.S. House.
Blackburn was vocally supportive of Kavanaugh’s nomination throughout the process. And her opponent, Democrat Phil Bredesen, eventually said he too would have supported President Trump’s nominee.
The committee currently includes 11 Republicans, all male, and 10 Democrats, six of whom are male.