Mitch McConnell Hails “Valuable” Bob Corker

Politico reports:

A day after a Twitter feud erupted between President Donald Trump and Sen. Bob Corker, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday said Corker is “a valuable member of the Senate Republican caucus.”

“Sen. Corker is a valuable member of the Senate Republican caucus and he’s also on the Budget committee and a particularly important player as we move to the floor on the budget next week and he’s an important part of our team,” the Kentucky Republican said during a stop in Hazard, Kentucky, according to the Associated Press.

Sen. Lamar Alexander also backed his fellow Tennessean, saying of Corker: “He is a terrific United States senator, and I’m disappointed he’s decided not to seek reelection.” The statements of support come after Trump blasted Corker on Twitter on Sunday.