Sen. Tom CoburnThomas (Tom) Allen CoburnJohn McCain was a taxpayer hero The White House can — and should — bypass Congress to kill Obama-era spending Trump cannot be 'King of Debt' when it comes to government MORE (R-Okla.) on Monday swiped at Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidKavanaugh furor intensifies as calls for new testimony grow Dems can’t ‘Bork’ Kavanaugh, and have only themselves to blame Dem senator: Confidential documents would 'strongly bolster' argument against Kavanaugh's nomination MORE (D-Nev.) over the focus of the upcoming lame-duck session.

Coburn said the Senate should focus on the economy in November instead of Reid's previously-announced attempt to dislodge Coburn's opposition to a large package of bills.

Coburn issued a statement saying Reid wants to consider "a 1,082 page, $3 billion earmark-laden omnibus bill" instead of the economic crisis, singling out provisions in the bill that would shield wilderness from oil and gas exploration in Wyoming, a water project in California intended to protect 500 salmon (at $2 million per, more than each fish's weight in gold, Coburn noted), $5 million for botanical gardens in Hawaii and Florida and $4 million for a project to protect livestock from wolves.

"The majority