Senator Tom Coburn Is a Terrible Friend

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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 25: U.S President Barack Obama (R) greets Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) before the State of the Union address on Capitol Hill on January 25, 2011 in Washington, DC. During his speech Obama was expected to focus on the U.S. economy and increasing education and infrastructure funding while proposing a three-year partial freeze of domestic programs and $78 billion in military spending cuts. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Barack Obama;Tom Coburn Photo: Chip Somodevilla/2011 Getty Images

At a town hall meeting in Oklahoma on Wednesday, Senator Tom Coburn told the crowd that even though he's been pals with President Obama for years, he'd still like to see him impeached. Coburn said that while Obama is "a personal friend of mine," he thinks "there’s some intended violation of the law in this administration," and "a ton of incompetence of people who are making decisions." He did say he's happy it's up to the House, not the Senate, to bring impeachment charges – but not because he's hesitant to cast a vote against his buddy. "I don’t have the legal background to know if that rises to high crimes and misdemeanors," he explained, "But I think they’re getting perilously close."