Tom Coburn to MSNBC: ‘I’m No Longer a Conservative’ According to Ted Cruz

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Tom Coburn to MSNBC: ‘I’m No Longer a Conservative’ According to Ted Cruz

CREATED Sep. 26, 2013

WASHINGTON -  On MSNBC's Morning Joe Thursday morning, Oklahoma U-S Senator Tom Coburn tepidly praised Senator Ted Cruz for his symbolic filibuster, before severely criticizing his “intellectually dishonest” tactics to defund ObamaCare that Coburn said were misleading Republican voters.

“I’m finishing up nine years in the Senate,” Coburn said. “Nobody has a higher conservative rating than I do. I’m now no longer a conservative according to the standards that have been set by the expectation of this process.”
 
“I’m getting all sorts of e-mails from people that supported me, because they have been misled about what’s possible.” Coburn said. “Do people not think if I could change ObamaCare, I’d do it in a minute? It’s a disappointment that we have put a short term goal with lousy tactics ahead of being honest with the American people.”

 

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