Alexander Statement on Corker Announcement

Posted on September 26, 2017

WASHINGTON, September 26, 2017 – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on the announcement by U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) that he will not run for re-election in 2018:

“Even when he’s been investigating smugglers’ tunnels near the Gaza strip, talking to foreign leaders, or giving advice to President Trump, Bob has never let his feet leave the ground in Tennessee. He says what he thinks, does what he believes is best for Tennesseans, and has helped lead his colleagues on complicated issues involving the federal debt and national security. His absence will leave a big hole in the United States Senate, but I know he’s carefully weighed his decision, and I’m looking forward to seeing what he tackles next.”