Corker addresses TVA, Iraq, health care, immigration

Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Photos by Clint Confehr County Mayor Joe Boyd Liggett, left, greets U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, center, in front of the Courthouse Annex as state Sen. Bill Ketron and Sheriff Les Helton look on.

From Iraq and back to the Tennessee Valley, comments by U.S. Sen. Bob Corker during his visit to Lewisburg last week were refocused on illegal immigration by constituents who spoke up in the Marshall County Courthouse Annex.

After Sen. Corker insisted he's found no evidence of plans for a highway from Mexico through the United States to Canada, despite Quinton Looney's repeated reports he says he's received through the media, Mike Sherrell asked why there's been no enforcement against illegal immigration.

"Lack of will," Corker replied. "And it's the administration's problem."

Tennessee's junior senator to Washington, D.C. complained that President Bush was "governor of the state with the longest foreign border and has done absolutely nothing about it."

"I didn't agree with the president on immigration," Corker said.

See the complete story in Wednesday's Tribune.