Sen. Corker Calls President's Handling of Syria "Muddled"

Sep 16, 2013

Tennessee Senator Bob Corker

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Tennessee Senator Bob Corker was all over the national network news shows over weekend, expressing his disappointment with the way President Obama is handling the nation’s response to the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

Corker is the ranking Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and supported the President’s initial call for military action against the Assad regime for its alleged use of chemical weapons in the Middle Eastern nation’s two year old civil war.

Late last week the president changed course, and signed on to a diplomatic effort by Russia to have Syria’s chemical weapons turned over to the United Nations. Corker is not happy with Obama’s change of heart, as he made clear when speaking to CNN.

“It’s just a complete muddlement, if you will. I don’t know, the president just seems to be very uncomfortable being Commander in Chief of this nation.”

Along with Democrat Robert Menendez of New Jersey, Senator Corker co-sponsored a resolution in the Senate giving the president authorization to use military force against Assad’s regime. That resolution is now on hold pending the outcome of the Russian initiative.