CBS’s 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl interviews retiring Oklahoma senator Tom Coburn on Sunday, December 21 at 7:30pm. Known as the Godfather of the Tea Party, Coburn has harsh parting words for his colleagues on both sides of the aisle. He says everyone is putting their careers before what’s right, what’s needed, for the people they represent. “And that’s what’s so sickening,” Coburn tells Stahl.
As one who doesn’t believe in global warming and is a staunch conservative when it comes to government spending, it might surprise some to hear that he loves Barack Obama. “I just love him as a man, I think he’s a neat man. I’m proud of our country that we elected Barack Obama.”