The congresswoman predicts baby Tennessee has big things in his future: “He’s got a great name to carry. Our state is home to great leaders and he will no doubt be one of them. I'm looking forward to Reese bringing Tennessee home to his namesake!"

Rep. Stephen FincherStephen Lee FincherTensions on immigration erupt in the House GOP Trump backs Blackburn's Tennessee Senate bid Corker backs Blackburn for Senate seat after retirement tensions MORE (R-Tenn.) echoed Blackburn’s statements about Witherspoon’s bundle of joy in an email to ITK, writing, “I’m confident Tennessee will grow up to have the courage of Davey Crockett, talents of Elvis Presley and statesmanship of Howard Baker.”

The “Legally Blonde” star, who’s a descendant of John Witherspoon — one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence — generally stays mum when it comes to politics. The entertainer has donated thousands of dollars to Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandSenators near deal on sexual harassment policy change Overnight Health Care — Sponsored by PCMA — Trump hits federally funded clinics with new abortion restrictions Dem senators ask drug companies to list prices in ads MORE (D-N.Y.) over the years, according to the Center for Responsive Politics website.

—Grace Mahan contributed to this report.