Do you listen to Rush Limbaugh on the radio or read Ann Coulter’s columns?
According to outgoing Tennessee U.S. Republican Sen. Bob Corker, you’re following a couple of tyrants.
This according to CNN and The Memphis Commercial Appeal, which portrayed Corker as upset over Limbaugh’s and Coulter’s criticism of the lack of a deal to fund the border wall.
According to the paper, Coulter recently called U.S. Republican President Donald Trump “gutless” and said he oversees “a joke presidency that scammed the American people.” Coulter also said she and most of Trump’s supporters won’t vote for him in 2020 if there is no border wall.
Limbaugh, meanwhile, complained last week that Democrats were outmaneuvering Trump on the border wall issue. Limbaugh later said Trump told him he would fund the border wall or he’d shut the federal government down.
“CNN reporter Manu Raju reported on Friday that Corker criticized the radio hosts and how Trump has responded,” according to The Commercial Appeal.
“Do we succumb to tyranny of radio talk show hosts?” Raju quotes Corker as saying. “We have two talk radio hosts who influenced the president – that’s tyranny isn’t it?”
This is not the first time Corker has reportedly said something to upset the conservative wing of the Republican Party.
Corker was quoted last week expressing concern about the path of the Republican Party. He also reportedly wouldn’t say whether he prefers voters elect a Democrat over Trump in 2020.
Writing for The Washington Post, Phillip Wegmann said Corker is a country club Republican. Wegmann also said Corker longs for “what the Republican Party used to be.”
“And it’s worth asking what it was before President Trump and before the Tea Party,” Wegmann wrote.
Corker has also referred to the Trump administration as a “banana republic” more than once.