Bob Corker Attacks Trump with Likely Pointless Gesture in DC While POTUS is Traveling Overseas

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If you ever wondered how low Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) might go in trying to disrupt President Trump’s agenda on negotiating better trade deals, yesterday may have provided the answer.

Fox News‘ Chad Pergram took  to Twitter to cover the outgoing Senator Corker’s effort to create additional problems for President Trump on the tariff issue with legislation and even pointed out the complete lack of decorum on Corker’s part by pushing it while the president is traveling abroad.

To be clear, this was very much Corker’s effort despite previously being blocked from doing anything with real “teeth” by the Senate. It was his motion after all.

Corker has been blocked not once but twice before, making yesterday’s efforts little more than another futile attempt to garner attention.

Several solid conservatives opposed the effort, as well.

But even that wasn’t enough to stop Corker from trying to blow his own horn.

Corker even railed for the cameras, calling it “an abuse of presidential authority.”

However, as CNBC points out, there’s likely little Corker and company  can do to derail Trump’s agenda in the end, making his effort more show, than dough and mostly toothless, as well:

Congressional Republicans who oppose the Trump administration’s mounting trade conflicts around the globe appear increasingly helpless as the president threatens more tariffs on top trading partners.

As a trade war with China could widen and damage a broader swath of the U.S. economy ahead of November’s midterm elections, GOP lawmakers hold little leverage over a president intent on cracking down on alleged unfair trade tactics.

Facing the prospect of a presidential veto, Senate Republican leaders have not yet taken up a bipartisan proposal to limit President Donald Trump’s ability to impose tariffs. On Wednesday, the chamber overwhelmingly approved a “motion to instruct” related to Trump’s authority to levy duties — which recommends a course of action, but does not compel the president to make any move. The chamber backed it by an 88-11 margin.

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5 Thoughts to “Bob Corker Attacks Trump with Likely Pointless Gesture in DC While POTUS is Traveling Overseas”

  1. Victor Andrews

    Im ashamed of my vote for Little Bobby oo! His actions in saving Barrack Obama’s Iranian Nuclear Proliferation Plan was ‘all she wrote for me’! November can’t come soon enough!

  2. Randall

    I’m still kicking myself for voting for Caveman Corker. I was one of hundreds that booed him
    at Trump’s Nashville rally.

  3. Bill

    Hey Barney, how about shutting your mouth and accept the fact you’ll never have the leadership, business mind, honesty,backbone, or popularity president Trump has. That’s gotta sting.

  4. Jim Forsythe

    What a jerk! Corker got himself elected pretending to be a Republican. He then cuddled up to the Democrats. His Republicanism was strictly a sham to get elected in a conservative state.

  5. Angelito

    Corker is disgusting and I cannot wait for him to leave office. I hope what follows is that he leaves Tennessee and joins Al Gore in Los Angeles.