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2 members of Tennessee’s Congressional delegation to meet with Trump

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U.S. Senator Bob Corker U.S. Senator Bob Corker
U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (WSMV) U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (WSMV)

Two members of Tennessee’s Congressional delegation will be meeting on Tuesday with President-elect Donald Trump in New York City.

Officials in Sen. Bob Corker and Rep. Marsha Blackburn’s offices confirmed both will visit New York.

“It was an honor to be a surrogate for Mr. Trump during his hard-fought campaign and to subsequently be asked to serve on the Executive Committee for his Transition Team,” said Blackburn, R-TN, in a statement. “Over the years, I have had the opportunity to visit Trump Tower numerous times and I look forward to meeting with President-elect Trump in New York City Tuesday to discuss a broad range of policy issues, the transition, and to continue helping him choose the best people for his administration.”

A spokesperson for Corker’s office confirmed the senator, who is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, will be meeting with Trump.

Prior to the Republican National Convention, Corker had been considered to be Trump’s vice president candidate.

Corker announced his withdrawal as a candidate for vice president on July 6. Trump eventually picked Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to be his vice president choice.

Corker may now be a candidate to become the Trump administration’s Secretary of State.

According to Politico, Corker spoke to Trump the morning after the election, but the idea of a cabinet job didn’t come up, according to the senator.

Blackburn’s name is also under consideration for a cabinet position, perhaps as Secretary of Commerce.

“That is something you’re always going to look at and then you talk about what are the expected deliverables and you talk about skill sets,” Blackburn said in an interview with Channel 4 last week.

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