Corker’s Hypocrisy Quotient

How shall we assess Senator Corker’s part in the unfolding American crucible? His open and honest condemnation of Trump’s degradation of the Presidency must be acknowledged and heartily commended. Let’s start with that. But let’s also condemn, at least as roundly, his transparent hypocrisy in helping send to Trump’s desk a tax “reform” bill crafted in secrecy and haste, substantially by lobbyists, to appease the GOP’s donor class and with reckless indifference to fiscal responsibility and to the fate of ordinary Americans.