U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) announced in a press release sent to Bitcoin Magazine that her re-election campaign now accepts cryptocurrency donationsThe move comes after Blackburn’s campaign recently launched a page dedicated to Bitcoin donations.

“Our campaign is committed to meeting supporters where they are,” said Senator Blackburn. “As a growing number of Americans use digital currencies for everyday transactions, we are excited to take this next step and continue to lead the way in the 21st century digital world.”

This announcement follows a recent trend of Bitcoin adoption among US politicians. Just yesterday, Blackburn chaired the RNC Platform Committee that passed their 2024 platform draft, in which they promise to defend the right to mine and self-custody Bitcoin. Congressman Matt Gaetz recently introduced a bill that would allow federal income tax payments in Bitcoin. Additionally, former President Donald Trump has also started accepting Bitcoin Lightning Payments for Campaign Donations.

Earlier this year, Senator Blackburn told Bitcoin Magazine that the freedom and privacy aspects of Bitcoin are a “really good thing.” However, he has been a vocal opponent of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), arguing that they are spying tools that governments can use against their citizens.

Senator Blackburn will also speak at the Bitcoin 2024 Conference in Nashville at the end of the month, reiterating her support for Bitcoin.

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