Corker Says Obama Administration’s Response To Russia’s Intervention In Ukraine Is “A Day Late And A Dollar Short”

Friday, April 18, 2014

Appearing on CNN’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper” on Friday, Senator Bob Corker said the Obama administration’s response to Russia’s intervention in Ukraine has been “a day late and a dollar short.

” 

 

“I think the administration has created this air of permissiveness,” said Senator Corker. “What we did in Syria, by jumping into Russia’s lap and letting them drive policy there after the chemical weapons issue came to the forefront, has really been informative, I think, to the people of Russia and, candidly, our allies, and I think (Russia is) in fact playing us instead of us moving ahead with sectoral sanctions, which we’ve been urging [the Obama administration] to do to push back on Russia. Instead, we continue to watch what (Russia is) doing and try to respond to that. But it seems that in doing so we create a policy that is always a day late and a dollar short and we don’t have the desired outcome that we’d like to see happen for our nation.”

 

Senator Corker further advocated for the U.S. to consider providing military aid to Ukraine.

 

“I think it’s time for us to consider anti-tank weaponry, anti-aircraft weaponry,” he said. “(We) need (Russia) to understand that they are going to pay a price if they do come (further into Ukraine).”


Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report - And Mug Shots

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: ALLEN, NATASHA A     4238 CRESTVIEW APT B RED BANK, 37415     32     East Ridge          DOMESTIC ASSAULT BAGGETT, ROBERT NATHANIEL     9136 OLD HIXSON PIKE SODDY DAISY, 37379     34     Hamilton ... (click for more)

Christopher Harp Arrested For Stealing Fuel From Hamilton County Gas Pumps

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, with the cooperation of the leadership of the Sequoyah Volunteer Fire Department/Marine Rescue has been investigating fuel expense overages related to fuel obtained from the Hamilton County Government gas pumps.  The investigation determined on Aug. 2, Christopher M. Harp, who is a former member of the Sequoyah Volunteer Fire Department/Marine ... (click for more)

Black Creek TIF Decision-Who Guards The Hen House? - And Response

Citizens of Chattanooga were invited to give public comment before their own Industrial Development Board Aug. 15. They arrived to find foxes guarding their hen house.  Many thought the meeting was their opportunity to seek redress in the ill-conceived Black Creek Tax Increment Financing plan. However, they learned it was a sham orchestrated by both the past and present ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Let’s ‘Pay It Forward’

At 7 a.m. on Wednesday morning, this at a Starbucks coffee store located at 2186 Tyrone Blvd. in St. Petersburg, Fla.,  an unidentified woman who was first in line at the drive-through window, politely told the drive-through window clerk she would like to “pay it forward.” The clerk checked the next order – it was a caramel macchiato – and the first customer paid for both her ... (click for more)

Notre Dame's Kareem Orr Looking For Big Results

(This is the 16th in a series of preseason stories on new high school football coaches, or veteran coaches at a different school, and top players in the Chattanooga area) Notre Dame’s football team has won 18 games in the first two years of Charles Fant’s time as the Fighting Irish head coach. The Signal Mountain Eagles have beaten Notre Dame in both of ... (click for more)

McCallie's 97-Yard Drive Proof Of Dominant 44-0 Win In Opener

With the game in hand, McCallie’s offense unleashed an impressive third-quarter drive that exemplified Cleveland’s inability to handle the Blue Tornado offense Thursday night at Finley Stadium. The Blue Raiders’ only real scoring threat ended at McCallie’s 3 on successive incomplete passes by quarterback Austin Massey to intended receivers Eric Goodwin and Rod Dennard. McCallie ... (click for more)