Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker’s name comes up a lot, sometimes in surprising contexts.
For instance, during the recent Insure Tennessee debate, when some of the senator’s own words were used to attack Gov. Bill Haslam’s health plan.
Long before Insure Tennessee, Corker had accused states of using “gimmicks” to fund Medicaid. That blunt talk came back to bite him, as critics pointed out that Insure Tennessee rested on one of those very techniques.
A tough spot, politically. But Corker shrugs it off.