Around the South for Feb. 3: TN, FL & SC


Tennessee: Corker says Iran strategy to be “coordinated.” Appearing on “Morning Joe” this week, US Sen. Bob Corker (R), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said the US response to Iran’s recent ballistic missile test will be a “coordinated, multi-faceted effort to push back.” Corker also re-stated his opposition to the Iran nuclear agreement …….. Florida: Nelson on the spot about Gorsuch. US Sen. Bill Nelson (D), who will be up for reelection in 2018 and will face tough GOP opposition, hasn’t said yea or nay on confirming Trump Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, reports The Hill. Nelson said he would base his decision “on a full examination of Judge Gorsuch’s judicial record” and his answers at his confirmation hearing ……. South Carolina: McMaster backs appointment of schools chief. Breaking a week of quietude since he succeeded Gov. Nikki Haley (R) as governor, Gov. Henry McMaster (R) said on Facebook that giving the governor the power to appoint the state superintendent of education would “bring accountability and unity of vision” to the state’s schools, reported The State newspaper. To accomplish this, McMaster urged support of S.27 …….