Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.)
(R) on Monday said he wants the GOP to be “more like the Democrats.”
During a Tuesday appearance on Fox News, the former chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said it’s possible the GOP could take a position on immigration reform, the military and a host of other issues.
“I think we’ve got to be more like the Dems and more like Republicans than the Democrats,” Corker said.
“We’ve got a president who has shown himself to be quite aggressive.
I think we need to get more aggressive and be more proactive.
I’ve never seen a president in my lifetime who’s so aggressive.”
The Arizona senator was referring to President Donald Trump’s decision to rescind DACA, a federal program allowing illegal immigrants to stay in the country.
The GOP has not taken a firm position on the DACA issue, with Trump himself tweeting that the program is “a total waste of time.”
But Corker said he thinks the GOP should be more aggressive.
“Look, we have to be the party of compromise.
That means we’re going to have to get on the deal.
That’s the kind of compromise that we need,” Corker told Fox.
“The Democrats have shown themselves to be very, very, aggressive, so that’s the way to go.
And I think that the Republicans have to show more, too.
They have to go further.”
Corker also said the party needs to be careful not to become the party “that is too aggressive.”
“You know, we’ve been a little bit too aggressive.
The Democrats have been very aggressive.
We’ve got too much in the way of the executive branch,” he said.”
And we’ve seen it play out in the Middle East and in Europe.”
Curtis Siegel contributed to this report.