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WASHINGTON – Sen. Bob Corker announced Tuesday he will not seek re-election next year, bringing to a close the Senate career of an influential Republican who has been a key player on foreign policy and both a staunch defender and critic of President Donald Trump.
“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 a statement.
“When I ran for the Senate in 2006, I told people that I couldn’t imagine serving for more than two terms,” said Corker, who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. “Understandably, as we have gained influence, that decision has become more difficult. But 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 reached his final decision Tuesday morning and informed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his Tennessee colleague, Sen. Lamar Alexander. At 3:30 p.m, Corker broke the news to President Donald Trump during a phone call while Trump was traveling aboard Air Force One.
Remember this? Corker took a swipe at Trump after Charlottesville and the mainstream media were all over it.
'Trump hasn't been able to demonstrate stability, confidence to be successful'