Tenn. Rep. Williams Stripped of GOP Creds

Elizabethton, TN – Tennessee Republican U.S. Senator Bob Corker says he won't get involved in whether state House Speaker Kent Williams should have his GOP credentials restored. Williams was stripped of his Republican credentials earlier this year for teaming with the chamber's forty-nine Democrats to win the speaker's seat over the Republican nominee. The Kingsport Times-News reports that when asked about Williams' status at a town hall meeting on Wednesday, Corker called the matter "a local and state issue".