Several news outlets are reporting Senator Bob Corker will not seek re-election in 2018.
The embattled junior senator from Tennessee released the following statement Tuesday:
After much thought, consideration and family discussion over the past year, Elizabeth and I have decided that I will leave the United States Senate when my term expires at the end of 2018.
NBC News tweeted Senator Corker’s statement in full:
JUST IN: Sen. Bob Corker announces he will not seek re-election in 2018 pic.twitter.com/DKI3aWlJYf
— NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) September 26, 2017