Corker telling like it is. The GOP wants nothing to do with tariffs and trade wars but because they are afraid of election losses they will do his bidding.
GOP Sen. Bob Corker (Tenn.) warned on Wednesday that members of his party are becoming “cult-like” in their support of President Trump, pointing to leadership’s unwillingness to challenge the White House on tariffs.
"We are in a strange place. I mean, it’s almost, it’s becoming a cultish thing, isn’t it? And it’s not a good place for any party to end up with a cult-like situation as it relates to a president that happens to be of, purportedly, of the same party," Corker told reporters.
Pressed on whether he feels Republicans are currently in a “cult-like situation,” Corker acknowledged that there are some GOP lawmakers who stand up to Trump and it would be “unfair to try to say” that “about every member.”
“[But] is leadership in general not wishing to poke the bear? Absolutely because it’s all about the next election, right?” said Corker, who is retiring after 2018.