Well looks like ole Bob is afraid he’ll lose his job if they put the election of our Senators back like the Founders meant it to be…It looks like Sen. “Bailout Bob” Corker has been whining to Speaker Harwell about a bill in the Tennessee General Assembly that could threaten his job. But keep on calling it isn’t dead. Just another example of why it needs to be changed. Corker works for us, not the other way around. But just a few days ago Bob Corker told reporters in Nashville he wouldn’t take a position on the bill, but said Tennessee voters like the ability to have a say in the nominees.(Oops!, caught ole Bob in a lie didn’t we? He did take a position and intervene in State politics)
Tennessee State Senator Frank Niceley (R-Strawberry Plains) yesterday made a decision to “roll,” or move debate on his legislation that would allow the legislative caucuses of each political party in the General Assembly to choose the nominees for the United States Senate, which would restore some State and legislative oversight to Congress. Niceley rolled the bill to the last calendar on the last day of the legislative session.
The bill appeared headed for passage until Tennessee U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Chattanooga) intervened to have the legislation removed by contacting House Speaker Beth Harwell (R-Nashville). Corker’s action could be seen by some activists as a conflict of interest, since Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Maryville) would be exempt from the legislation for his planned re-election bid next year, but Corker would be subject to re-nomination by the Joint Republican Legislative Caucus, where a more conservative opponent might subject him to losing his spot on the ballot were the legislation to be approved.