Tennessee's GOP senators support new treaty

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

(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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