Nashville, Tenn. (November 28, 2017) – Mary Mancini, chair of the Tennessee Democratic Party, released the following statement on Senator Corker’s vote on the GOP tax plan:

“Senator Corker said he would not vote for a bill that added ‘one penny’ to the deficit, and yet he just voted for a bill that adds $1.5 trillion to the debt. That’s trillion with a ‘T.’ This makes no sense. Even when he talks about having to make cuts to Medicare and Social Security he says it is because we have to reduce the debt, which he calls the greatest threat to our nation. The only reason his vote for this bill makes sense is that he’s is putting his political party ahead of what’s good for hardworking Tennesseans.”