Tennessee Senator Bob Corker recently announced his intention to step down after his term expires in 2018. Following the expected blather about this being a family decision, he said,“When I ran for the Senate in 2006, I told people that I couldn’t imagine serving for more than two terms.” Using the grand “we“ rather than “I,” he continued, “Understandably, as we have gained influence, that decision has become more difficult.”
What Corker omits is that he has already announced challengers on his right flank, who agree with Breitbart executive and former chief strategist to President Trump, Steve Bannon, who said over the weekend that “the Republican establishment is trying to nullify the 2016 election.”
“Corker doesn’t have the guts to get back in the race,” Bannon said, predicting that Corker would be easily defeated by Trump-supporting Tennessee U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn.
Since his announcement, with nothing to lose, Corker has been on an insulting rampage against the president, asking in a tweet Sunday whether someone “missed their shift” at the White House, which he referred to as a day care center.
“Bannon summed up the opposition, stating,”I think Mitch McConnell, and to a degree, Paul Ryan. They do not want Donald Trump’s populist, economic nationalist agenda to be implemented. Bannon added. “It’s very obvious.”
Calling on Corker to resign now, Bannon said, “He got out because he saw what happened in Alabama,” referring to populist Judge Roy Moore’s victory over McConnell-backed Sen. Luther Strange.
Bannon added, “Ryan and McConnell will not help Trump implement the agenda that got him elected “unless they’re put on notice. They’ll be held accountable if they do not support the President of the United States. Right now there’s no accountability. They do not support the president’s program. It’s an open secret on Capitol Hill. Everybody in this city knows it.”
He might have added Arizona‘s ‘thumbs down” Senior Senator (ASS) to that list. The vengeful McCain, elderly and suffering from a malignant brain tumor, continues to do all he can to undercut President Trump at every turn — including hand carrying a fake “dossier” to the FBI director, which he hoped implicated then-newly-elected President Trump in a compromising Russian scandal. It was McCain who cast the deciding vote to sabotage the effort to repeal Obamacare.
Arizona Rebublicrats McCain and Jeff Flake refused to support Donald Trump, the Republican nominee during the 2016 presidential election. Both U.S. Senators aided scandal plagued liberal Hillary Clinton.
Bannon told Fox News Sean Hannity that he is declaring war against the “establishment, globalist clique” on Capitol Hill that opposes Trump’s agenda.
We wish him luck.