When Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), chose to make himself an enemy of President Trump, it appears he drew the ire of many top Republicans who are still loyal to this country.
“Look, if you talk about an adult day care center, I’m sorry, but I think the Senate is an adult day care center,” said House Budget Committee Chair Diane Black (R-TN), according to The Washington Examiner. Taking Corker’s remarks and throwing it right back at him, she continued,“They can’t get anything done over there.”
Senator Corker made comments last week in which he compared the White House to an adult day care center. The comment was him firing back at President Trump after the President claimed Corker “begged” for his endorsement, saying that he could not win without his support, before deciding not to run for re-election in 2018 when he realized he didn’t have the presidents support.
Trump also said that Corker asked him to be Secretary of State, to which the President declined. “He is largely responsible for the horrendous Iran Deal!” said the President.
“It’s a shame the White House has become an adult day care center. Someone obviously missed their shift this morning,” Corker tweeted in response.
However, it seems that Corker’s comments were turned against him as Black made that same comment about the Senator. “They can’t get anything done over there,” she said. “We’ve been waiting for repeal and replace, you voted for it 60 times, and you tell me you can’t give me a product to at least give to us so we can get a conference?”
She also said that if the Senate can’t prove their own competence soon by passing the budget, then “we should send bingo cards,” according to The Hill.
Black also mentioned that the party needed to move away from these public forms of criticism, saying that it’s doing nothing more than furthering the divide between the party and the White House, while adding fuel to the media’s one-sided coverage of the situation.
“I’m not sure that those kinds of things in the media really help us get to be able to get to where we need to be,” she said. “I’m not sure that all of this throwing these words back and forth to one another are really very helpful.”
Corker’s choice of words has many believing that this remark was a last-ditched attempt to damage the President after learning he wasn’t going to be endorsed by Trump. It’s a move that many conservatives, including Trump’s former strategist Steve Bannon, are finding repulsive.
House Budget Committee Chair Diane Black (R-TN), says the Senate is the adult day care center. Should Corker resign over his offensive remarks?
“If Bob Corker has any honor, any decency, he should resign immediately,” said Bannon. “He should not let those words stand on what he said about the President of the United States.”
Trumps former strategist described the Senator as an “elitist snob” who was part of the establishment “swamp,” the same swamp that candidate-Trump vowed to drain. Bannon put him on par with McConnell and other mainstream Republicans that don’t have the interests of this nation at heart.
As for Black, it’s good to see that there are still many within the GOP who understand just how important it is to stand behind the President.