- Bob Corker believes that he is speaking for the majority of Republican legislators.
- Corker (and, we are to therefore infer, the others) believe that the President of the United States is oblivious to the potential consequences of his bellicose threats, and fully capable of irrational and impulsive action that could lead to global nuclear war.
- Corker -- and the Republicans whose views he claims to be channeling -- believe that the only thing standing between the White House and “chaos” (which appears to be code for nuclear war) is the willingness of key cabinet officers to overtly block the President’s most dangerous impulses.
- This means that the Republicans are counting on two career military officers and the Secretary of State to, if necessary, refuse to act on and even actively repulse a direct order of the President of the United States.
Because if you don't, a whole lot more than a Senator from Tennessee is going to get uncorked.