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Tennessee Sen. Corker embraces voter anger at Republicans

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker may have refused to make an endorsement in the presidential nomination race, but he's not holding back in embracing the anger of Republican voters.

Corker issued a statement Thursday to criticize Republican Party leaders for "trying to stifle" the voice of frustrated voters.

Corker's comment came on the same day that former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney criticized this year's front-runner Donald Trump as unfit for office and a danger for the nation and the GOP.

Corker didn't name either Trump or Romney in his prepared statement. He said that the primary results so far reflect voters being upset at President Barack Obama's policies and "the fecklessness and ineptness of the Washington establishment."

In Corker's words: "The American people should be angrier than they are."