Bob Corker


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It is astounding what Iran continues to do around the
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May 25 2017 Sanctions
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Bob Corker is associated, including Russians, Putin, and president. Most recently, Bob Corker has been quoted saying: “It is astounding what Iran continues to do around the world.” in the article Senate panel backs bill to authorize new sanctions on Iran.
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I cannot support it. Americans are not being served well by this … broken

I would say [only] tweet out those direct, honest things that help move policy ahead. I do think that these little interjections are harmful to him. Words matter. They affect people out on the battleground. It's not really working yet for them. All of us as a country whether you're Republican or Democrat should want him to

It has become nothing but a fancy slush fund. That type of spending doesn't give the military a view into the

There's no country in the world that we have so many issues

I do wish somebody would take his iPhone away from

Let's face it, the drive for Russia sanctions was that many people on the left and right were concerned that the administration may try to undo the sanctions on Ukraine and Crimea, and – I'll just use this word – on a cheap deal relative to Syria. I don't think anybody has that fear anymore. And so the desire to act quickly has dissipated, there's no reason to do that because no one feels that's really going to happen

We look forward to what it is he brings forth relative to

It's taken in some cases six months for those products to actually get here. We have people coming over the border (from South Sudan). They need food. We can actually buy the food cheaper, use our taxpayer dollars

I don't know what the answer is when you have brutal leaders who care nothing about the people that they are to govern and are willing to allow their soldiers, their men, to rape, kill, to terrorize

The 1 percent that we spend on diplomacy and assistance, if we spend it wisely, then the expectations are that the men and women that we love so much in uniform are less likely to get into a hot war or in harm's

It's taken in some cases six months for those products to actually get

She's already ascending in a big way. My sense is she will continue to be someone to look

If I heard that a U.N. peacekeeping mission was coming near my home in Chattanooga, I'd be on the first plane out of here to go back and protect my

We need to deal with human rights issues, but not on weapons

I don't think there's any great lessons to be taken from the last few weeks

It was very sanitary. Unemotional. Telegraphed in advance. Planned in

One of the lowest moments for me in the U.S. Senate was when those operations didn't take place. I don't think it was ever properly

Each side escalates. The base on each side of the aisle demands more. This is not a good moment, which is a huge understatement, for our

I don't think there's any question that the next time there's a big legislative issue, and one side of the aisle thinks it's the most important thing in the world to them, at that moment there will be a movement towards [getting rid of the filibuster] on the legislative side. I know there are members that have already discussed

The prudent course of action would be for him to come to Congress and consult and discuss privately what he's going to

Everybody says: Oh, we are never going to do it on legislation. Come on! … If we continue on the path we are on right now, the very next time there is a legislative proposal that one side of the aisle feels is so important they cannot let their base down, the pressure builds, and then we are going to invoke the nuclear option on the legislative piece too. That is what will happen. Somebody will do it. It was a pretty audacious move, let's face it, and obviously it created some hard feelings on the other

But we did not want the balance of the D.C. Circuit to change because it was at four to

Let's face it: If we do not have respect for the institution we serve and for ourselves, no one else

The regrettable failure to take military action in 2013 to prevent Assad's use of chemical weapons remains a blight on the Western

The Senate is composed of people that are total supply siders who could care less about the deficit. We're in charge, let's have a big time. Some huge tax cut that takes us underwater is just not interesting to me. Pro-growth reform

There are so many things we can agree together on. Infrastructure may be one. Tax reform may be one. We kind of led with our

It just continues on a downward spiral; it's us that's to blame, it's the base, it's responding to the base on each

We have come a long way in our country when the speaker of one party urges a president NOT to work with the other party to solve a

There are more effective ways to seek changes in partner policies than publicly conditioning weapons transfers in this

I believe the administration has the authorities to do what they're doing against

Friedman "understands the complexity of the issues at stake for the U.S. and the necessity to support a democratic ally in an important and unstable part of the

I've let Secretary Tillerson know there's a lot of concern about the budget issue. We could feed 4 to 6 million more people each year. I think every department of government should be looked at continuously, and so I'm all for us looking into that. But I would like to walk through some of the areas that he (Tillerson) feels he wants to stress and obviously Congress ultimately will have the say (on the budget).feedback

The first time Franken presided, I was sitting and looking at his profile, and all I could think was 'Saturday Night

They really are taking input. So I don't think they would be over here unless they really do want to take input from

He's already developing plans to begin ratcheting back Putin's nefarious behavior. He's won status and respect of the president, of McMaster, and talks all the time to Jared. He doesn't mind at all that these stories are being written about him being missing. When he's ready to talk, you will be very highly

He understands the complexity of issues at stake for the United States and the necessity to support a democratic ally in an important and unstable part of the

These provocative tests are just the latest example of Iran's dangerous actions that demand a coordinated, multifaceted response from the United States. The administration has already begun to push back in the way that we should, and I look forward to working with them as we prepare to introduce bipartisan legislation to deter Iran's threatening behavior on all

To be honest, there's not any real discussion taking place right

There needs to be a full investigation on all angles relative to nefarious activities that were taking place with Russia beginning in March but even going back before that time. I don't know why that would be

This is going to go on forever if we don't address

Right now we really paved the way for them after year seven or eight to obtain the ability to quickly make a nuclear weapon with no breakout time so I think this is just the beginning. You are going to see an effort to really change the terms of this over

I think what happened over the weekend was a wake-up call. I do think, on the other hand, when they threaten with - when they threaten us in other ways. Let's move away from the nuclear agreement when they have their naval vessels threatening ours and doing things, they need to be aware that there's a new day and we're not putting up with the things they've been doing in the

It is a new day in U.S.-Iran

The administration, thankfully, is going to follow through on appropriately holding Iran accountable for the violations that are taking

Businesspeople tend to go straight at a problem. It's kind of the world that they have lived in. As opposed to dealing with the CEO of a company, you're dealing with a country and you've got popular opinion within that country. So it's important, in that context, to understand ... those

I am confident Rex Tillerson has the ability to be the effective leader the State Department

I would find it hard to believe that they on Tuesday don't understand that what they did on Friday could have been done in a much better

I've got to believe they realize that. What I don't know yet is whether it's a concern or not on their end. It may be that this is the way they want to roll right now. So I think we'll see. They know that there's more than just concern from a few

As we proceed in ensuring the new administration has the leaders it needs to implement our nation's foreign policy going forward, I have great confidence Rex Tillerson will serve the United States

Seriously, we still don't know all the implications of what happened. I don't think they (the Trump administration) know all the implications of what happened. There may well need to be a legislative

I think they know that it could have been done in a better

American values that we all hold dear and want to promote around the world are things that she has the ability to communicate and cares deeply

To me, Mr. Tillerson is an adult who's been

My phone says, No Caller ID, so I'm not saying that it has anything to do with me. Nobody knows who it is that's calling when I'm

I predict that he's going to be overwhelmingly supported. I think they're going to see how substantial this person

We've been at it now for six years and it's time for us to produce a replacement plan and hopefully we'll do that in the very near

I think that what people are going to find when they see Tillerson in the hearings is he's very much in the mainstream of U.S. foreign policy

That means Republicans would have to vote for a tax increase. Now, y'all been here for a while and understand how unlikely that

On Sunday, I needed to talk to the president-elect about something, and I called him on his cellphone and he answered it and we

To tear it up on the front end, in my opinion, is not going to

I can't get an intelligence person but I can read one of your publications this morning who's leaking out this information. It does make it feel political. I believe the Russians have done very nefarious

He already has submitted a completed nominee questionnaire and will soon submit an extensive financial disclosure. Furthermore, prior to his confirmation hearing, he will go through the same ethics and FBI checks as previous Secretary of State nominees. That has always been the plan, it is already in progress, and I am deeply disappointed my colleagues continue to imply

That is not true. He's never said he would provide tax

We're going to operate exactly the same way that we've been operating the 10 years that I've been on the committee. We've never asked for tax returns. It's not what we do on our

I know that's frustrating to

What Republicans could be faced with in three years, is voting for a tax increase ... and that's not exactly a place that Republicans relish

Nobody should be allowed to burn the American

It needs to be someone he's very comfortable with and he knows there's going to be no daylight between him and

The world needs to know that the secretary of state is someone who speaks fully for the president and again, that's a decision he's going to have to

While we certainly appreciate the work Aung San Suu Kyi has done to ensure a democratic transition in Burma, I am somewhat appalled by her dismissive reaction to concerns I raised this morning about the problem of human trafficking in her

Let's face it, over the last several years, President Putin has operated in ways that very much have been against our

Putin "has done so in many ways, in a very ruthless

They will have 30 days to submit to the Oval Office a plan for soundly and quickly defeating

The rallies that I have back home aren't quite like this. Pretty

It's not who you know in life, it's how you know

The caricature that is painted of Donald Trump is so different than what he

Obviously, I haven't condoned some of the slurs and innuendo that have been laid out by the [Trump] campaign. At the same time, I understand the tremendous potential a candidate like Trump has ... to change the trajectory of our

I've offered words of public encouragement [to Trump] in important times, and continue to be discouraged by the

I mean, to say that somebody because of their background or their ethnicity has -- doesn't have the ability to carry something out is wrong. That's not where we are in our

I have no reason whatsoever to believe I am being considered for a position like

Congress will work with the administration to ensure today's more expansive shift in policy aligns with U.S. interests, including the desire for progress on human

What I liked about his speech is it challenged the foreign policy establishment here in Washington. Let's face it, has gotten it wrong now for a couple of decades at least. So I liked the fact that he challenged the foreign policy establishment

Merely managing differences with China is not a successful formula particularly when such management cedes U.S. influence and places American interest at risk in the Indo-Pacific and

The bill, I don't think, is yet in its final form. It matters to me what it

Existing NSG guidelines were established to guard against nuclear proliferation, and we should not create exceptions for particular

The country we believe has 12-14 million slaves, which is close to half the number we believe exists worldwide. It's obviously a very significant issue and when he's here, it's one I certainly plan to

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