Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee turned on his own GOP leaders over his amendment on President Trump's tariffs.
Corker ranted on the Senate floor, calling out his own colleagues, calling them virtual cowards. Corker claimed that senators were concerned with upsetting President Trump by voting on Corker's amendment, which would allow Congress to control the president's decisions on tariffs. Corker didn't seem to stop and realize that perhaps they didn't want to vote on the amendment because they didn't agree with his position.
As reported by washingtonexaminer.com
Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., railed against Republican leaders Tuesday for preventing a vote on his amendment to give Congress a chance to reject the president's national security-related tariffs.
When GOP leaders prevented the vote, Corker took to the Senate floor to mock Senate Republicans for being afraid of upsetting President Trump, and not wanting to "poke the bear" by letting his amendment come to the floor.
"I know there's not going to be a vote on this amendment. I know it," Corker said.
"I heard the senior senator from Texas saying the other day, 'Well gosh, we might upset the president. We might upset the president of the United States before the midterms!'" Corker said, referring to Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas. "'So, gosh, we can't vote on the Corker amendment because we're taking, rightly so, the responsibilities that we have to deal with tariffs and revenues. We can't do that because we'd be upsetting the president.'"
"I can't believe it!" Corker said as his voice went up an octave. He said he believes that at least 95 percent of Senate Republicans support his amendment "intellectually."
Corker claimed that a lot of the Republicans would vote for the amendment if it came to vote, taking a harsh, and condescending tone as if that would somehow magically change things. The amendment would allow Congress to allow or deny tariffs placed by the president for national security purposes.
Do you stand with Corker, or Trump when it comes to these tariffs on our supposed allies? Should Congress have that kind of control?
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