Thursday, 16 August, 2018

Tenn. Senator Corker rails at fellow Republicans 'We might poke the bear'

‘We might poke the bear:’ GOP senator rips into party for blocking move to roll back tariffs Corker Rails at GOPs Afraid to 'Poke the Bear' by Reining in Trump Tariffs
Pablo Mccormick | 16 June, 2018, 02:28

Corker has worked for the last week to try and get a vote on his amendment that would roll back Trump's trade authority and give Congress the power to check the President's ability to impose tariffs on national security grounds, like the steel and aluminum ones he announced earlier this month on United States allies.

Graham, a traditional Republican hawk, took issue with an amendment Lee was pushing to the annual defense bill.

This has anxious some lawmakers who strongly back principles of free trade, warning that Trump could trigger a trade war that would destabilize the economy and ultimately hurt American workers.

"We are in a odd place", Corker said, according to MSNBC's Garrett Haake.

With low poll ratings, he decided not to run again for re-election in November, and he appears to have little interest in supporting any Republican Senate or House candidates who are supporting President Trump's agenda.

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But Corker wasn't interested in the alternative and railed at fellow Republicans for being unwilling to risk the president's wrath in an election year.

Corker conceded that Senate leadership would not allow a vote on his amendment even though it has bi-partisan support and 14 co-sponsors.

"The president has a tendency from time to time to do something ad hoc that hasn't been vetted with people around him and then sometimes they'll walk those things back", he said.

"You're trying to destroy the Republican Party", the person who witnessed the exchange recalled him saying. The people describing the lunch spoke on the condition of anonymity to talk more candidly about a private gathering.

By the end of the lunch, the temperatures had clearly cooled, according to senators who attended, and Graham had apologized to Corker.

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Corker's criticism of Republican leaders comes amid his push to get a vote on his amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would check the President's ability to impose tariffs.

"Damage is being done to our country", said Corker Friday.

"To have an administration that wakes up every day on an ad hoc basis just making stuff up as they go along with no coherency to it - I think us having to weigh in on that would actually cause them to have to think about what they're doing versus, 'Well, I'm upset with X today so I'll do this, '" Corker said.

"I'm not giving the fight up", he told reporters after his amendment was blocked on the floor.

Corker excoriated his Republican colleagues for being too afraid to upset Trump by rebuking a policy position of his that a majority of Republicans privately find very harmful to the economy. But Corker later added to reporters that it is "ridiculous" that amendments are not getting votes. As the floor manager, Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.) objected.

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