Coburn, who has been nicknamed “Dr. No” because of his obstructionism in the Senate, said while he doesn’t agree with all of Obama’s suggestions, he does believe members of Congress should be forced to cast tough votes.
“I would welcome the opportunity to debate these issues on the floor of the Senate and would encourage Majority Leader Reid to schedule a full and open debate,” Coburn said. “Members of Congress and the American people have a right to know where members stand on these key policies. If members can’t defend their positions, they don’t deserve to be here.”