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Senate GOP Just Wants Trump-Corker Feud to Go Away

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Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn. (Alex Brandon/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 10 Oct 2017 08:36 PM

Senate Republicans are begging President Donald Trump and Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., to quit the quarreling.

The war of words has been ramping up since Corker announced his retirement two weeks ago — and showed no signs of de-escalating Tuesday.

Trump "needs to stop. But I wish Bob would stop too. Just stop," Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, told Politico. "We've got so many other things that we need to be focusing on right now. We need to look ahead, not reflect on anything that's been done or said in the past."

According to Politico, GOP Senators are aghast at the disintegration in relations between Corker and the president – which began in the spring when Corker said the White House was in a "downward spiral" – and hoped the back-and-forth would cease this week.

"It's an unfortunate exchange . . . I would like to see this end," said Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Politico reported. "I would encourage them both to stop what they're doing and get focused on what we need to be doing."

Meanwhile, the Corker-Trump feud is taking focus on the GOP aim of tax reform.

"Our focus isn't on spats between Corker and the president," Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., told The Post and Courier of Charleston.

Corker's allies say he will not vote against the president's priorities out of revenge – but Republicans did not want to take any chances.

"I would hope that it doesn't bleed into legislation," Ernst told Politico.

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A war of words with President Donald Trump has been ramping up since Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., announced his retirement two weeks ago — and showed no signs of de-escalating Tuesday.
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