GOP senator: One senator, six House members face jail in Abramoff case

Tom Coburn offers numbers but no names.


Tim Grieve
April 17, 2006 5:42PM (UTC)

We didn't take Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn seriously when he claimed that women who have silicone breast implants are "healthier" than women who don't. And we didn't get ourselves worked up into too much of a lather when Coburn claimed that lesbianism was so "rampant" in parts of southeast Oklahoma that some schools will "only let one girl go to the bathroom."

But Coburn plainly has a constituency, and members of it might be a little concerned by the senator's latest. As an Oklahoma TV station is reporting, Coburn predicted in a talk back home over the weekend that six members of the House and one member of the Senate will end up in jail as the Jack Abramoff case unfolds.

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Coburn wasn't naming names, Sen. Burns, but he said that "if you've been keeping up with things, you've got a pretty good idea" of who's going down.


Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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