Some Republicans Not Ready to Back Trump in 2020

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"The right answer which I give to many people here every day in the hallway is 'Responding to conjecture is bad for your health, '" Corker said. As former Justice Department spokesman Matthew Miller put it to me: "The president is working with members of Congress to actively thwart his own Justice Department, because he wants it to stop investigating him".

He added, "I do not think tearing down the media is good for our nation".

President Donald Trump's repeated attacks on the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department could do irreparable harm to American democracy, Republican Senator Bob Corker said. Lamar Alexander and South Carolina Rep. Mark Sanford are among the Republicans who are holding out their official support for Trump in 2020.

On Capitol Hill, some GOP lawmakers have been reluctant to throw their weight behind Trump's re-election bid just yet, but let's get real, a scenario in which the Republican Party chooses not to support its incumbent president is nearly entirely inconceivable.

"I have a very warm relationship with the president", he said. "If we get wiped out, the question is going to be: 'Should we do that again?'" referring to backing Trump for re-election.

"I do not like the tearing down of institutions and I've shared that with him", Corker said in response to another question.

"I don't know what the world is going to look like", Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn said.

Blackburn raised $2 million in the first fundraising quarter of 2018, giving her $6 million in cash on hand. "I think the midterms are a long ways away in terms of politics; I don't get involved that far ahead". Trump added that she's great on his key issues of the military, border security and crime and works hard for the people of Tennessee.

Pressed on the fact that the president has in fact already announced he is running for re-election in 2020, Corker, who has been critical of Mr. Trump, countered, "Surely, CNN is not taking for face value everything that comes out of the White House all of a sudden".

"I wish he would be tougher rhetorically on Russian Federation, yes", Corker said.

They worked together to bring the NFL's Houston Oilers to Tennessee when Corker was Tennessee state government finance commissioner and Bredesen Nashville mayor.

The Times reports that Bredesen, a two-term Tennessee governor, was personally recruited by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

"I did not endorse the President for the Republican nomination in 2016", said the moderate GOP Sen.

He went on to suggest that it was too early to weigh in on the race.

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