“I think he’s a guy who’s willing to get down into the weeds,” said South Dakota Sen. John Thune, who is No. 4 in GOP leadership. “Because [Corker] immerses himself in that and understands it so well — the positions he adopts may not always be the ones that everyone else in our conference comes to.” [emphasis added]
I’ll note that if the Republicans are simply voting “no” against things they don’t understand, it could really explain why they have chosen to vote no on everything the last two years.
And this is, of course, excellent news for John McCain.