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Conservative opposition forces Corker out of Trump Veepstakes

It’s only been a matter of hours since Richard Viguerie published a story titled, “Choosing Bob Corker as VP Corker removes himselfWould Crash Trump’s Campaign” and already the Tennessee senator has decided to fold his tent and take his name out of the running to be Donald Trump’s ticket-mate.

Here’s what Corker told Bob Costa of the Washington Post:



It’s a highly political job, and that’s not who I am,” Corker said. “We had a very open conversation about that, and actually, we have been very candid about it from the very beginning of our meetings. I left there feeling very good about him as a person but also realized that at age 63, I know the things I’m good at doing. And knowing what a candidate for vice president has to do, it’s just not the right thing for me, and I don’t think it’s the right thing for them.”

"So, I’m going to move on,” Corker said. “I am very positive about him as a person. It was incredible to be with him in Raleigh and see the way people react to him. They’re so excited, and I truly believe he has such an opportunity ahead.


Corker’s quick decision to bow-out is no coincidence. The Post attributes Corker’s action to being a poor match for Trump. We think the real reason is because conservatives forced him out.

Here are some of the ways Corker has betrayed conservatives which provide all the evidence necessary to conclude he would have been an awful choice for Trump:

    *Corker has supported Obama on trade, particularly fast track Trade Promotion Authority and the Trans Pacific Partnership.

    *Through the Gang of Eight bill Corker supported Obama on amnesty for illegal aliens.

    *Corker voted for the Omnibus spending bills that have doubled the national debt on his watch.

    *Bob Corker assured passage of Dodd-Frank, the permanent bailout fund for banks. And placing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), inside the Federal Reserve to operate independently without Congressional oversight was, as our friend Kevin Kookogey put it, actually Bob Corker’s bright idea.

    *The New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty with Russia was the first signature foreign policy initiative of the Obama administration, and its Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Bob Corker worked tirelessly to ratify NewSTART and defiantly led a band of 13 Republicans to join with Democrats to ratify the treaty during a lame duck session of Congress.

    *Worst of all Senator Corker conceived of and led the passage of the bill that discarded the Constitution’s treaty provision in order to bless President Obama’s $150 billion gift to the terrorist regime in Iran.

    *Corker’s legislation in effect lowered the threshold for approving the Iran nuclear deal from 67 votes to 41 – a craven betrayal the Senate’s constitutional role as the final word on whether or not the United States agrees to a treaty.

It just goes to show as soon as conservatives such as Richard Viguerie started speaking out against Corker’s potential candidacy, the establishment ran in the other direction.

Corker’s exit is great news for Trump and improves his prospects of uniting and exciting conservatives going into the Republican National Convention.

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