Now we’re down to five. Sen. Tom Coburn confirmed today he’s leaving the so-called Gang of Six, a bi-partisan group of U.S. Senators working to solve the hot mess that is America’s deficit.
“We can’t bridge the gulf of where we need to go on mandatory spending,” Corburn said today. “I don’t see that there’s going to be any fruition in continuing them at this time.” He said talks sunk to a “discouraging” low as of late.
Coburn blamed the issue of entitlement reform as the main cause of the breakdown.
He leaves behind two other Republican and three Democratic colleagues. Though, Corburn noted it’s unclear whether remaining members will continue to meet without him.