The former Tennessee senator also told CNBC on Wednesday the Republican Party should not return to the leadership of the past four years.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership would have given the U.S. an "alliance" against China, said former senator Bob Corker.
Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) joins 'Squawk Box' to discuss his expectations for the U.S-China trade deal.
"Conservatives that actually have influence are still supporting the president throughout this process," Trump's press secretary responded.
Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) joins "Squawk Box" to discuss the government shutdown, Mitt Romney's op-ed on President Trump and his expectations for the 2020 elections on his last day in office.
In a statement, Alexander said, "it is time for someone else to have that privilege" of representing Tennessee in the Senate.
The prospects of tension and stalemate for the next two years of divided government make Trump's relationship with McConnell all the more important for the president's policy goals — and potential political survival.
Lindsey Graham, the senior senator from South Carolina and a close ally of President Donald Trump, vowed to send a bipartisan statement before the end of the 115th Congress asserting that the crown prince was involved in Khashoggi's murder.
Their letter came hours after Trump declared that the U.S. would stand with Saudi Arabia as a crucial economic and national security ally, despite the kingdom's admission that Khashoggi had been killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
Utah Republican Senate elect Mitt Romney plans to submit requests to join at least three Senate committee posts, including the Finance and Commerce committees.
The Koch network is mounting a multimillion-dollar campaign to push some key priorities – such as immigration reform and free-trade initiatives — before Democrats take over the House in January.
Rep. Marsha Blackburn will win her U.S. Senate race against Democratic former Gov. Phil Bredesen, keeping the Tennessee seat in Republican hands, NBC News projects.
Voters are being flooded with attack ads as they deliberate whether Democratic former Gov. Phil Bredesen or GOP Rep. Marsha Blackburn should represent them in Washington, D.C.
U.S. President Donald Trump joined European leaders on Saturday in pushing Saudi Arabia for more answers about Jamal Khashoggi after Riyadh changed its story and acknowledged that the journalist died over two weeks ago at its consulate in Istanbul.
Presidents often make extravagant claims for their policies. But rarely are they proven so false so fast as Donald Trump's claims about tax cuts and deficits. The Treasury reported that the 2018 deficit swelled to $779 billion.
The president's tweet came after Saudi Arabia's King Salman ordered an investigation into journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance.
"CNBC will no longer participate in the FII in Riyadh due to the continuing questions surrounding the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi," the network says.
"The one thing I've learned from John McCain above all else is that, in moments like this, you have to embrace your values," Graham said. "No more transactional interactions."
"I've never been more disturbed than I am right now," said the senior Republican lawmaker, who plans to meet with the Saudi ambassador.
Vote.org says nearly 65,000 Americans ages 18 to 29 registered to vote in the roughly 24 hours after the singer-songwriter's social media rallying cry.