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President Donald Trump shakes hands with Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., right, at the American Farm Bureau Federation annual convention Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. Behind them is Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Now is the time, says former U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, for the Republican Party to transform to survive.

A day after the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump for the second time, Corker told the Knoxville News Sentinel that the party must rid itself of the Trumpism that has taken over the GOP.

"Look, there's no one that feels more strongly about the fact that Republicans ought to celebrate some of the policy gains that have occurred," he said, "but never ever, ever allow someone like President Trump to serve again, certainly to become the Republican nominee or be president of the United States."

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