Did Sen. Coburn Misinterpret the Hippocratic Oath?

June 16, 2011 12:30 pm ET — Jamison Foser

Sen. Tom Coburn

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), the Senate's most famous obstructionist, continues to blast Democratic leaders for the infrequency of Senate votes, according to Politico:

In an interview, Coburn said he had little choice but to force a vote and he took on Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).

"His goal is to do nothing, so they have to take as few as votes as possible," Coburn told POLITICO. "Rome is burning, and the Senate is picking its nose."

Later in the same article, Politico reminds readers:

In the Senate, 63-year-old Coburn - a practicing obstetrician - carries a list of bills he's blocking in his jacket pocket, earning him the nickname "Dr. No."

Coburn does know the Hippocratic Oath isn't a promise to be a hypocrite... doesn't he?

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