Corker

Corker Compares Reid's Reign to Putin's

(Courtesy Michael Bonfigli/Christian Science Monitor)

Sen. Bob Corker lit into Majority Leader Harry Reid Thursday morning, at one point comparing the Nevada Democrat's leadership of the Senate to the rule of Russian President Vladimir Putin.  

The Tennessee Republican, who is the ranking member of the Foreign Relations Committee, said he supports finding a way forward on filling noncontroversial ambassadorial nominations, but he said he understands why Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and other Republicans would take advantage of Senate rules in the aftermath of the "nuclear" option .