Bob Corker Biography
Bob Corker(Robert Phillips Corker Jr.) is an American businessman and politician serving as the junior United States Senator from Tennessee since 2007.
From 2015 to 2019 Bob Corker served as chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Bob Corker Age
Bob Corker was born on August 24, 1952, in Orangeburg, South Carolina, United State. He is 66 years old as of 2018
Bob Corker Family
Corker was born in Orangeburg, South Carolina, to Jean J. (née Hutto) and Robert Phillips “Phil” Corker with his His great-great-grandfather Stephen A. Corker serving as a U.S. Congressman.
Bob Corker Wife
He married Elizabeth on January 10, 1987, and together they have two daughters Julia Corker and Emily Corker
Bob Corker Daughters
- Julia Corker
- Emily Corker
Bob Corker Height
The republican politician Heights: 1.69 m
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Bob Corker Career
Corker started working when he was 13, collecting trash and bagging ice. Later on he worked at Western Auto and as a construction laborer. After his college, he worked for four years as a construction superintendent. During this period of time he saved up $8,000, which he used to start a construction company, Bencor, in 1978. The company’s first large contract was with Krystal restaurants, building drive-through windows. it later became successful, growing at 80 percent per year, according to Corker, and by the mid-1980s it started carring out projects in 18 states. He later sold the company in 1990.
The republican senetor acquired two of the largest real estate companies in Chattanooga In 1999,: real estate developer Osborne Building Corporation and property management firm Stone Fort Land Company. he later sold the properties and assets that had formed these companies to Chattanooga businessman Henry Luken.
Corker first ran for the United States Senate in 1994, and finished second in the Republican primary . Bob Corker served as the Commissioner of Finance and Administration for the State of Tennessee, an appointed position, working for Governor Don Sundquist From 1995 to 1996,. He later seved as mayor of Chattanooga from 2001–05. Corker later started a program by the name Chattanooga RESULTS In 2003, facilitating monthly meetings with public service department administrators to evaluate their performance and set goals for improvement. The American politician was also involved in development of the Enterprise South Industrial Park in Chattanooga, then later on worked with state and local officials to recruit Volkswagen to open a production facility at the site. Bob Corker first announced in 2004, that he woulh seek the U.S Senererial seat, he later lose to his opponent. In November 2012 , he won the re-elections
Bob Corker Net worth
Bob Corker has an estimated net worth of $6.9. million.
Bob Corker Quotes
- “We think the ad is tacky, we think it’s not Senatorial, we think it has no place in this race, and hopefully the attention that you’re bringing to it right now will cause to come down very quickly.” Statement about a controversial ad run by the Republican National Committee, 2006.
- On foreign aid to refugees in southern Sudan]We have people coming over the border. They need food. We can actually buy the food cheaper, use our taxpayer dollars cheaper
- On Donald Trump’s response to the clash between the protesters and counter protesters during the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia] He also recently has not demonstrated that he understands the character of this nation
- On Donald Trump]The president has not yet been able to demonstrate the stability, nor some of the competence, that he needs to demonstrate in order to be successful.
- Responding to a volley of angry tweets by President Trump, October 8, 2017] It’s a shame the White House has become an adult day care center. Someone obviously missed their shift this morning.
- On not yet deciding whether to seek re-election in 2018]It’s not an automatic for me. It just isn’t, I can influence things. This is more about just what I believe to be the right thing to do
- Observation, July 2018] From where we sit it appears that, in a ready-fire-aim fashion, the White House is waking up every morning and making it up as they go.
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The republican senator Critizes Donald Trump on twitter after the President lashed out at the Tennessee Republican
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Bob Corker Senator, office (R-TN) until Jan 3, 2019
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Published: 1:10 p.m. CT Sept. 6, 2018
In light of an op-ed published by an anonymous Trump official this week alleging that senior staff are working to thwart the president’s agenda, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker says allegations are no surprise.
“I am not a fan of anonymous op-eds, but I don’t think those of us who have worked closely with people in the White House are surprised by the content,” Corker, a Republican who shares long-running beef with Trump, said in a statement Thursday.
Later that afternoon, amid the search within the White House for the anonymous op-ed author, Corker told CNN he believed any number of staffers could have written it.
“I think the biggest issue they’re going to have is figuring out who wouldn’t have written a letter like that,” Corker said.
In the piece, titled “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration,” the anonymous author wrote that many of Trump’s senior officials are “working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations” on issues ranging from free trade to military policy.
Corker’s statement this week echoed similar comments he made in the last year, such as when he said Trump’s threats toward other countries could set the U.S. “on the path to World War III,” or called the White House an “adult day care center.”
In October, while noting that he believed Trump was “devolving” as president, Corker said Trump officials had reached out to him asking that he stand up to Trump.
“I’ve had multiple occasions where the staff has asked me to intervene, (Trump) was getting ready to do something that was really off the tracks,” Corker said at the time.
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Memphis, also released a statement Thursday criticizing the president and calling on Congress to intervene.
“The behavior of which the President stands accused is serious,” Cohen said. “Congress should be holding hearings to learn more and to ascertain what action would be appropriate.”
In November, Cohen introduced articles of impeachment against Trump, though the Republican-controlled House did not move forward with passing the articles.
U.S. Rep Jim Cooper, D-Nashville, co-sponsor of the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act protecting Robert Mueller, who is overseeing the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, said the allegations about Trump’s behavior were not a surprise.
He did, however, call for Trump critics to be willing to attach their names.
“The latest print reports confirm what I have heard from everyone who has met privately with the President, regardless of party or position,” Cooper said. “I just wish more elected officials in Congress had the courage to say it publicly, and to identify themselves. Anonymous attacks are a coward’s solution.”
In contrast to Corker and Cohen, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee, did not respond with criticism about Trump, instead calling into question the decision-making of the op-ed author.
“If you work for someone you disagree with on principle, you should resign and state your principles, not make an anonymous statement,” Alexander said in a statement Thursday.
U.S. Rep. John Duncan Jr., R-Knoxville, described the author as a “gutless coward.”
“The Times should be ashamed for printing such an anonymous opinion piece,” he said in a statement.
The New York Times, which knows the identity of the author, described its decision to publish the anonymous op-ed as a “rare step” and “the only way to deliver an important perspective to our readers.”