06.03.133:46 PM ET

Blackburn: Equal Pay Not Government Issue

Congresswoman said jobs should be awarded because of merit, not gender.

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R–Tennessee) has some rather interesting opinions about workplace equality. When speaking with former White House adviser David Axelrod on NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday, she was asked if she’d support a law promoting it. Blackburn said rather than women being handed a job because of their gender, they would want to make decisions on their own instead of relying on “decisions made in Washington.” Blackburn voted against both the 2009 Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act of 2009 and is the only female politician to oppose laws aimed at discouraging the gender wage gap.