Corker and Alexander at odds with many constituents over polarizing border policies

Jun 19, 2018

Tenn. Senators Bob Corker (Left) and Lamar Alexander.
Credit senate.gov

WASHINGTON, DC  (OSBORNE)  --  A new poll suggests Tennessee Senators Bob Corker and Lamar are out of step with their Republican constituents regarding the separation of children from their parents at the nation's southern border.

Corker and Alexander issued statements Monday panning the new Trump Administration policy that’s dramatically increased the number of immigrant families separated in recent weeks.

But CNN on Monday issued a new nationwide poll showing about 58 percent of Republicans approve of Trump’s border policies. Overall, however, just 28 percent of Americans approve.

In his statement Senator Corker writes, “children should be protected and not used for deterrence." Senator Alexander writes the policy should be halted while Congress works on an immigration fix.