Corker slams GOP colleagues, says they're too afraid to 'poke the bear'

‘We might poke the bear:’ GOP senator rips into party for blocking move to roll back tariffs

Instead, after he was played a clip of Corker's remarks, he said, "you know what, if it's a cult, it's because they like what my father is doing".

Corker last week was told that his amendment may have a so-called "blue slip" issue should it reach the House of Representatives, a technical issue that requires revenue-related legislation to originate in the House.

Corker's amendment would provide a congressional review process for certain executive branch trade actions taken for national security reasons, such as those taken by Trump with respect to steel and aluminum. "My gosh, if the President gets upset with us we might not be in the majority".

Corker said he'd talked with the president about the amendment, who tried to persuade him not to pursue it. Republicans across the board have expressed concern about the Trump administration's recently-announced tariffs, but few of them are willing to potentially undercut the president.

Sanford said his primary race was unusual in that perceived loyalty to the president became a key issue. He also asked that his amendment be called up and made in order so the body could vote up or down on the merits of the amendment.

‘We might poke the bear:’ GOP senator rips into party for blocking move to roll back tariffs

Rubio's tweet - which came while President Trump is lavishing praise on the North Korean dictator as "a strong guy" with "a very good personality" who is "very strategic" and "very impressive" - piqued Fox News host Sandra Smith, who pointed out to him, "the president, he sits down with Sean Hannity, he's talking about Kim Jong Un as someone who appeared to be amusing, he's smart, the president has said of him". So gosh, we can't vote on the Corker amendment because, we're taking rightly so, the responsibilities that we to do with tariffs and revenues.

"I can't believe it", continued Corker. "The president of the United States'". A lot of them would vote for it if it came to vote, but no. "This in no way has any effect on our ability to pass the NDAA in a timely fashion".

Corker said he is convinced more than 95 percent of Republicans in the Senate chamber would vote yes on his amendment, but they are afraid of what Trump might say about them with the midterms looming.

"'Gosh, we might poke the bear!' is the language I've been hearing in the hallways", Corker said, his voice rising.

For his part, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky. "We're not going to give it up".

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