Coburn says Wash­ing­ton lacks lead­er­ship

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — Sally Per­sons

For­mer Sen. Tom Coburn said Wed­nes­day that “mass con­fu­sion” in Wash­ing­ton right now is the rea­son things aren’t get­ting done.

“I think you’re see­ing mass con­fu­sion and a lack of lead­er­ship, whether it’s in the Se­nate, the White House or the House. What Amer­i­cans want is prob­lems solved,” the Ok­la­homa Repub­li­can said on MSNBC.

When asked who he thinks would make good lead­ers in the cur­rent party ranks, Mr. Coburn said, “I’d put Richard Burr in charge of ev­ery­thing in the Se­nate. Him and Ben Sasse, and a few oth­ers. They’re not in­ter­est­ing in par­ti­san games­man­ship. They’re in­ter­ested in fix­ing our coun­try.”

Mr. Coburn was tout­ing his new book that ar­gues states need to con­vene an Ar­ti­cle V Con­ven­tion to push for a bal­anced-bud­get amend­ment to get the coun­try’s fi­nances bal­anced again.

“What ca­reer politi­cians need is an ex­cuse to have a spine so if you have a bal­anced-bud­get amend­ment, they can go home and say ‘I had to.’ Here’s the bal­anced bud­get amend­ment,” he said.

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