CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., today released the following statement.
"Believe me, the decisions regarding the Volkswagen expansion are not being made by anyone in management at the Chattanooga plant and we are also very aware Frank Fischer is having to use old talking points when he responds to press inquiries,” said Corker. “After all these years and my involvement with Volkswagen, I would not have made the statement I made yesterday without being confident it was true and factual."
As mayor of Chattanooga from 2001-2005, Corker worked with officials and community leaders to develop the 1,200 acre Enterprise South Industrial Park, which is now home to Volkswagen's North American manufacturing headquarters. Much of the negotiation that led to Volkswagen choosing Chattanooga occurred around the dining room table of Corker’s Chattanooga home.