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After all the Right Wing claims that Muslims were going to violate the sanctity of Ground Zero where the Twin Towers fell on September 11, 2001, Republican Senator Tom Coburn blocked funding for the 9/11 memorial and museum.
Coburn, a physician often referred to as the Senate’s “Dr. No,” initially blocked that earlier bill, which provided health care and other aid to first responders sickened by dust from the World Trade Center attacks, over objections it was being rushed through the Senate. But he eventually relented, and the bill passed unanimously during the 2010 lame-duck session.
Hold up, I thought that was Ron Paul's nickname?
Coburn, a physician often referred to as the Senate’s “Dr. No,”
Sen. Tom Coburn is blocking legislation that would provide $20 million a year in federal funding for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at ground zero, demanding that co-sponsors of the bill come up with cuts to pay for the spending, his office confirmed to POLITICO.
“Our debt is our greatest national security threat, and Dr. Coburn makes no apologies for forcing Congress to make choices and avoid unnecessary borrowing,” said John Hart, a spokesman for the Oklahoma Republican. “If providing federal funding for this effort is a critical national priority, the sponsors should pay for this effort by reducing spending on lower-priority programs.