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Vanderbilt expert: Corker taking judicious approach toward Iran

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Bruce Oppenheimer
Bruce Oppenheimer

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee is working to protect congressional prerogative on any nuclear agreement with Iran while avoiding the grandstanding tactics of some of his Senate colleagues, a reasoned approach according to Vanderbilt political scientist Bruce Oppenheimer.

“He did not sign the letter to Iranian leadership that 47 Republican senators signed and he has not reacted at least initially to the preliminary agreement with Iran,” Oppenheimer said. “He’s been working on a more judicious middle position that the administration may be able to support. The question will be if that position will be something that Senate Republicans can also support.”

Bruce Oppenheimer is an expert on Congress and has followed Corker’s career from his time as mayor of Chattanooga to present. He is available to discuss Corker and his role as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, as well as other congressional topics.