"And, again, I've urged in every way that I can for this administration to go ahead and, again, push back now. It's going to be too late," he continued. "Just like we did in Syria, where in essence, let's face it, (I hate to say such a crass thing on Easter Sunday morning) the wisest thing that Assad did really was to kill 1,200 people with chemical weapons. Because, in essence, we said, 'Don't embarrass us anymore that way. You can go ahead and kill another 60,000 people with barrel bombs and by other means, but don't embarrass us.'"
Corker also said he thinks the U.S. is going to lose eastern Ukraine to Russia.
"And I think it's going to be a geopolitical disaster if that occurs," he said.
Watch a clip of Corker via NBC: