Sen. Tom Coburn: “It’s just a good thing I can’t pack a gun on the Senate floor.”

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Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) spread dire warnings “predicting economic disaster, the quick unraveling of the debt ceiling agreement and the demise of Medicare,” the Tulsa World reports.

Said Coburn: “We have less than 16 months to fix this. I can promise you that come July you’re going to see some tough, tough stuff in this country.”

He described his colleagues as “a class of career elitists” and “cowards,” and when talking of his frustrations, said, “It’s just a good thing I can’t pack a gun on the Senate floor.”

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