Corker: Bernanke 'earned the right to see this through'

Count at least one Republican in favor of confirming Ben Bernanke to a second term as Fed chairman.

Sen. Bob Corker (D-Tenn.) says Bernanke has "earned the right" to help steer the Fed through the financial crisis.

"Chairman Bernanke has earned the right to see this through and lead the Federal Reserve through these volatile times," said Corker.

"I'm sure he hasn't made all the right calls, but he doesn't have a political cell in his body, and that's what you need in a Fed chairman," the Tennessee Republican added. "I believe he wakes up every day trying to focus on what ought to be done for the good of the country--not politics."