The House GOP was responsible for the rejection of Hank Paulson’s bailout plan. The National Review Online has obtained an exclusive interview with the Republican Member for Tennessee and asked her why she disapproved of the intervention.

National Review Online editor Kathryn Lopez talks to Marsha Blackburn: 

“Tennessee Republican Marsha Blackburn was among the conservative Republicans who bucked both parties’ leaders to kill the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 on Monday. She explained her reasoning to National Review Online editor Kathryn Lopez.  

Kathryn Jean Lopez: Monday morning on Bill Bennett’s radio show, you said you were leaning “no.” What solidified that no?

Marsha Blackburn: Hearing from my constituents in the district solidified the “no” vote. We had phone calls and e-mails by the thousands. They did not want a bill that would favor Wall Street over the taxpayer.”

Read the full story here.

Peter Fray

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