Senator Bob Corker Retiring In 2018

Republican Senator Bob Corker on Tuesday announced he will not run for reelection next year, and will retire at the end of 2018 .

“After much thought, consideration and family discussion over the past year, Elizabeth and I have decided that I will leave the United States Senate when my term expires at the end of 2018,” Corker said in an emailed statement.

The Senator, who last year was ranked the 23rd richest member of Congress with a net worth of roughly $18 million...

... and who as recently as March of last year was the subject of an insider trading probe which predictably has gone nowhere, said that “I have always been drawn to the citizen legislator model, and while I realize it is not for everyone, I believe with the kind of service I provide, it is the right one for me.”

Corker also said that “the most important public service I have to offer our country could well occur over the next 15 months, and I want to be able to do that as thoughtfully and independently as I did the first 10 years and nine months of my Senate career.”

Comments

Skeero auricle Tue, 09/26/2017 - 18:44 Permalink

He's only retiring because of the feedback he received after he opened his mouth about Trump in Chattanooga. He wasn't getting voted back in. He was going to suffer serious defeat. I like many others were going to vote Dem / ANYONE but this asshat. He used to be mayor in Chattanooga. Conveniently enough all of our emissions testing center are located on property he and his family owned. 

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j0nx Tue, 09/26/2017 - 16:15 Permalink

Probably because he did the math and realizes he wouldn’t win re-election. 10 to 1 says McConnell makes a similar announcement before 2020. No way he would ever win again in Kentucky now particularly with all of his Trump stonewalling and inability or unwillingness to get anything done.

Agent P Tue, 09/26/2017 - 16:16 Permalink

“After much thought, consideration and family discussion over the past year, Elizabeth and I have decided that I will leave the United States Senate when my term expires at the end of 2018,” Please tell me he's talking about Elizabeth Warren and that he meant to say "we"...

Anonymous (not verified) Tue, 09/26/2017 - 16:27 Permalink

Both parties are only marginally effective at being the opposition. They both suck, and are exposed for the total FRAUDS that they are, each and every time that they are in power in the executive branch, Senate, and House of Representatives.

DirtySanchez Tue, 09/26/2017 - 16:40 Permalink

A great many of these fucking mutts will retire, and the rest will be voted out of office.Hopefully, the fucking leftist nitwits do the same to the criminals they believe represent them.