I explained that,” said Corker, who is retiring at the end of the year. ) has warned that the tariffs “will not be good for the economy. Unfortunately that’s the way it is,” Corker said. The difference is on the politics. Senators are already at loggerheads over amending the defense bill, and Corker acknowledged that his amendment has a lot to do with it. The Senate has not held an amendment vote on the floor since March.