Pauken: Blackburn good replacement for Corker

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
 | 
Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

Sen. Bob CorkerA political analyst and longtime Republican leader says he's encouraged that retiring U.S. Sen. Bob Corker could be replaced by a solid conservative.

"Corker is an establishment Republican," observes Tom Pauken, who formerly oversaw the Texas Republican Party and frequently comments on politics to OneNewsNow.

Referring to a string of critical tweets from President Donald Trump aimed at Corker, Pauken says he's not always comfortable with Trump's use of Twitter.

"But nonetheless," he adds, "I think Corker was not a reliable ally in the Senate. And it's encouraging that Marsha Blackburn is going to run and that Corker is going to retire."

On Sunday, Trump and Corker engaged in back-and-forth bashing on the social media platform, continuing a feud that started in August when Corker criticized Trump's remarks after the violence in Charlottesville, Va, that killed a woman.

Pauken say he's also encouraged that Gov. Bob Haslam, a moderate Republican, is not seeking the seat.  

"I think that he saw it was going to be a tough race and decided to get out of it," Pauken observes. "So I'm encouraged by the sort of guerrilla warfare that is taking place." 

Consider Supporting Us?

The staff at Onenewsnow.com strives daily to bring you news from a biblical perspective. If you benefit from this platform and want others to know about it please consider a generous gift today.

MAKE A DONATION

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

What are two major benefits of tough border laws in the U.S.?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

1 dead, dozens of hostages freed after L.A. standoff
Inspector warned duck boat company of design flaws last year
Kavanaugh: Watergate tapes decision may have been wrong
'Wonder Woman,' 'Aquaman' and 'Shazam!' thrill Comic-Con
Democratic socialism surging in the age of Trump
Hamas accepts cease-fire after massive Israeli Gaza strikes
Revelations of US cardinal sex abuse will force pope's hand

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Suspect in custody, at least 1 dead, after standoff at Trader Joe's in LA, police say
Ohio sees sharp increase in complications from so-called abortion pill
America's classified secrets system 'unsustainable'
Duck boat victims include 9 from one family, ship's driver, tourists
Tornado stuns Iowa town but residents say they'll rebuildl

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day

REASON & COMPANY

NEXT STORY
Kasich 2020: Pro-immigration, pro-environment, anti-nationalism

John KasichGov. John Kasich (R-Ohio) believes the third time’s a charm as he reportedly strategizes for a White House run on the GOP ticket for 2020, and he’s adopting a campaign platform right out of the Democratic Party’s playbook – complete with open immigration and climate change alarmism as its hallmarks, while moving away from nationalism.