Tom Coburn: International A**hole of Mystery

  • Aired:  09/30/10
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Tom Coburn places a secret hold on life-saving aid to Haiti over concerns about possible bureaucratic redundancy. (3:12)

I'M NOT SURE HOW KITTY DUE CAKE

OUS -- DUE DUKAKIS ENDED UP

HOSTING.

AMERICAN PROMISED HAITI THREE

THINGS AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE.

$1.35 MILLION IN AIDE, SEAN PENN

AND WYCLEF JEAN.

TWO OF THOSE THINGS CAME

THROUGH.

ONLY ONE OF THOSE OPTIONS CAN

DIE IN THE SENATE.

>> HAITI IS STILL WAITING ON $1

BILLION IN AID FROM THE U.S.

ALMOST NINE MONTHS AFTER THE

EARTHQUAKE.

THE MONEY PLEDGED FOR REBUILDING

IS TIED UP IN WASHINGTON.

>> THE MEASURE TOP DIRECT, HOW

THE MONEY IS SPENT WAS HELD UP

AFTER IT WAS ANONYMOUSLY TABLED

FOR FURTHER REVIEW.

>> Jon: ANONYMOUSLY TABLED AS

KNOWN IN SENATE TERM AS A SECRET

HOLD THE PROCESS BY WHICH ANY

SENATOR CAN DERAIL ANY PIECE OF

LEGISLATION ANONYMOUSLY BECAUSE

OUR SYSTEM IS STAOUFPLD YOU ARE

WONDERING WHO IS THIS POWERFUL,

RICH WELL FED MOST LIKELY INDOOR

(bleep) CLEARLY MODEST PERSON.

IS IT PERHAPS BATMAN?

TO UNMASK WE GO TO OUR

WASHINGTON BUREAU CHIEF.

AMY?

>> REPUBLICAN SENATOR TOM COBURN

HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS THE

LAWMAKER RESPONSIBLE FOR HOLDING

UP OVER $900 MILLION IN

CONGRESSIONALLY APPROVED A FOR

HAITI.

>> Jon: TOM COBURN IS THE

INTERNATIONAL (bleep) OF

MYSTERY.

I WANT TO STOP HAITI FROM

GETTING $1 BILLION DOLLARRERS --

DOLLARS.

[LAUGHTER]

I HAD STRAWBERRIES IN THE

GREENROOM.

WHEN COBURN COCK BLOCKS

LEGISLATION HE DOESN'T CARE WHO

KNOWS ABOUT IT.

HE HAS PUBLIC HOLDS ON

ENDANGERED ANIMAL PROTECTION

LEGISLATION, FOOD SAFETY

LEGISLATION, PAYING COURT

ORDERED SETTLEMENTS TO

AFRICAN-AMERICAN FARMERS AND

ALLOWING A PRIVATE GROUP TO

BUILD A NATION WOMEN'S MUSE

YOU'LL.

HE FELT WOMEN'S INSTITUTIONS

WERE COVERED BY A QUILTER AS

HALL OF FAME, A CLOGGERS MUSE

YOU'LL AND THE LIE LACK GARDEN.

WHAT MORE DO THESE CHICKS WANT

WE GIVE THEM A LILAC GARDEN.

NOW THEY WANT A MUSE YOU'LL?

THAT WAS MY OKLAHOMA ACCENT.

LA OF LAUGH NEVER BEEN THERE.

FOR SENATOR COBURN TO PLACE A

SECRET HOLD ON THIS LIFE SAVING

AID HE MUST HAVE A REALLY GOOD

REASON.

>> SENATOR COBURN, A DOCTOR,

PULLED THE MEASURE OVER CONCERNS

A $5 MILLION PROVISION HE SAYS

COULD WASTE TAXPAYER DOLLARS.

>> Jon: HE WAS SKPAEURD THAT

THE $5 MILLION COULD BE POSSIBLE

RETKUPBD SAY AMOUNTING TO

ONE-HALF OF 1%.

FOR ANY HAITIAN LIVING ON A TOP

OF A PILE OF RUBBLE WHILE SEAN

PENN GIVES YOUR CIGARETTES WHILE

REGALING YOU WITH FAST TIMES AT

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