Tennessee's GOP senators support new treaty

Tennessee U.S. Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker both supported the new arms control treaty.

(Left) U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander and (Right) U.S. Sen. Bob Corker

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee U.S. Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker both supported the new arms control treaty.

Alexander, the Senate's No. 3 Republican, said Tuesday on the Senate floor that Americans would be safer and more secure with the treaty than without. He said he received assurances from President Barack Obama, a Democrat.

Corker, a Republican, said he firmly believes that "signing this treaty, that ratifying this treaty, and that all the things that we've done over the course of time as a result of this treaty are in our country's national interest."

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