Rep. Blackburn Named To Trump Transition Panel

Posted at 4:27 PM, Nov 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-11 17:27:42-05

Tennessee U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn has been named to the 16-member executive committee of President-elect Donald Trump's transition team.

Blackburn, who has represented the 7th Congressional District since 2002, was named to the panel on Friday as Trump announced a shakeup in his transition office that included the selection of his running mate, Mike Pence, to replace New Jersey Governor Chris Christie as chairman.

Blackburn spoke on Trump's behalf at the Republican National Convention in July.

Friday, Blackburn released the following statement on the announcement:

"It is an honor to be asked to serve on the Executive Committee for the Trump Transition. When VP-elect Mike Pence was in Congress, I had the opportunity to work with him and look forward to again working with him in this role."

Other members of the executive committee included fellow Representatives Lou Barletta and Tom Marino of Pennsylvania, Chris Collins of New York, and Devin Nunes of California.

In addition, three of Trump's adult children -- Don Jr., Eric, and Ivanka -- have been placed on the transition executive committee, along with Jared Kushner, Ivanka's husband, and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus.