Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, who is scheduled to deliver a speech at Republican National Convention Thursday, told the The Daily Caller News Foundation she believes the divide in the Republican party’s support for GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump will be bridged.
Blackburn told TheDCNF Wednesday her speech, like House Speaker Paul Ryan’s, will center around uniting they party, so it can defeat presumed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in November.
“Tomorrow we are going to kind of wrap everything up and put the emphasis on unity – being one together – and talk about how making our country safe and our country work, how that plays into that oneness,” she said. “So, I’m really looking forward to that.
While a number of members of Congress hesitate to get behind GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, Blackburn said she’s confident the majority of representatives will back the nominee – noting there is a shift in the party.
“I think it is such a miniscule amount at this point, maybe 3 percent of the people in the party that are saying that they won’t support Mr. Trump,” she said. “Some of those, you know, maybe they were in it for themselves or they just felt they had been in charge for a long time and that it was important to them to kind of keep that control.”
Blackburn said the Trump campaign needs to clearly present his vision for the country in order to garner more support.
“We’ve heightened the issues of national security and the problems – and Donald Trump is a problem solver,” she said. “Tomorrow night he will get into that vision and that action plan.”
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