Senator Bob Corker said Tuesday he would have like to have been able to be present for the visit by President Obama to his hometown of Chattanooga.
He said, “I hated for the president to come to my hometown and not accompany him, especially because it would have provided an opportunity for us to talk more about our country’s fiscal challenges.
But ultimately, with only three days left in this work period and several scheduled hearings and votes today, it seemed best to stay in Washington and do the work Tennesseans elected me to do. I have no doubt the president will have a good visit to one of the greatest cities in the world.”
Senator Corker served as mayor of Chattanooga from 2001 to 2005.