On Tuesday, Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) accepted the invitation extended by Michigan Attorney General, Mike Cox, to every member of the U.S. Senate, imploring Washington to observe Detroit’s feats of automotive engineering firsthand. The only Senator to take Cox up on his offer, Sen. Corker hit the floor of the 2009 North American International Auto Show on Tuesday with a decidedly chilly welcome. Fierce opponent of the auto industry bailout as proposed by the Democratic majority, although there weren’t any fistfights or broken noses to speak of, it was glaringly obvious that Sen. Corker was not one of the more celebrated attendees at the Detroit Auto Show this year. Despite the barrage of slightly hostile questions from various media members and comically enthusiastic greeting from the Attorney General, Sen. Corker remained good-natured, lauding Detroit with praise for the innovative vehicles on display.
View video footage of Sen. Corker at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show after the jump