“I agree with my friend Dr. Coburn,” Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., tweeted Saturday, after the Republican senator from Oklahoma harshly criticized the push to defund Obamacare led by freshman Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Marco Rubio, R-Fla.
McCain linked to the interview Friday by the Washington Examiner's Byron York in which Coburn disparaged the strategy.
“The worst thing is being dishonest with your base about what you can accomplish, ginning everybody up and then creating disappointment,” Coburn said. “It’s a terribly dangerous and not successful strategy.”
Washington Post conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer agreed with Coburn criticism during an appearance Friday evening on Fox News in which he said the defunding strategy was “really dumb.”