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Sen. Bob Corker 'disappointed' in US handling of Syrian humanitarian crisis

At a Monitor Breakfast, Sen. Bob Corker, the ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, also expressed concern about the situation in Ukraine.

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    Senator Bob Corker, ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee speaks at the St. Regis Hotel on February 27 in Washington, DC.
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Bob Corker (R) of Tennessee is the ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He was the guest at the Feb. 27 Monitor Breakfast.

US response to Ukraine chaos:

"I continue to be concerned that we're going to see a replay of what we saw in Georgia [with Russian military intervention]."

The Obama administration's handling of the humanitarian crisis in Syria:

"Nothing of significance has really ever occurred.... I am very disappointed in the administration on Syria."

His efforts to thwart the United Auto Workers' attempt to unionize a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tenn.:

"I became very aware of what the UAW's interest was. It was not the company ... [and] it was not their employees; it was solely [the UAW's] survival."

The outlook for the tax reform plan unveiled by Republican House Ways and Means chairman Dave Camp:

"I see no way that it is going to be dealt with this year."

The White House outreach to key Republicans last summer:

"It was disappointing.... It broke down trust."

The impact of Senate Democrats' 2013 adoption of a rule requiring only a simple majority to confirm some nominations:

"The Senate has been on the verge of a death spiral now for several months, ever since November the 20th."

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