Latest Fact-checks on Marsha Blackburn Marsha Blackburn stated on October 11, 2018 in an attack ad: Says Phil Bredesen "lured illegal immigrants to Tennessee." Marsha Blackburn stated on September 25, 2018 in a debate in Nashville, Tenn.: Under Phil Bredesen, in sexual harassment cases, his administration chose "to shred some of the documents so that women’s voices would never be heard." Marsha Blackburn stated on August 8, 2018 in a speech to farmers: "Hospitals are closing in rural America because they don't have access to high-speed internet." Marsha Blackburn stated on November 9, 2017 in a Fox News post: "When Phoenix dropped its sanctuary city policy in 2008, its murder rate fell 27 percent the following year." Marsha Blackburn stated on April 12, 2014 in a speech to the Freedom Summit in New Hampshire: A recent Gallup poll found that 72 percent of Americans and 56 percent of Democrats "say the biggest threat to our nation's security is big government." Marsha Blackburn stated on October 1, 2012 in in a letter co-signed with others in Congress.: Signs letter saying Consumer Product Safety Commission is acting "without consultation or input from the company" to stop the sale of Buckyballs. Marsha Blackburn stated on August 26, 2012 in an appearance on "Face the Nation" on CBS: Says that in the U.S. House of Representatives "we’ve had bipartisan support for the repeal of Obamacare … for getting rid of cap and trade … for building the Keystone Pipeline." Marsha Blackburn stated on June 7, 2012: Says her congressional district has 10,000 medical-device industry jobs and 1,000 will be lost because of health-care law tax. Marsha Blackburn stated on February 29, 2012 in a press release announcing her vote against the Independent Payments Advisory Board.: Says President Obama and his allies in Congress gave "power" to control Medicare patients’ health care decisions to "a commission of 15 unelected bureaucrats in Washington." Marsha Blackburn stated on December 16, 2011 in appearance on Fox Business Channel’s “Varney & Co.”: New energy standards will take away "our freedom of choice and selection in the light bulbs we have in our homes."