“On Monday mornings when I get up, I get up about 4:30 to catch a flight to come back up here. And I’ve noticed that I have an attitude problem, I don’t want to come anymore,” Coburn said today from the Senate floor. “And the reason I don’t want come anymore is because we’re not doing anything to address the real problems that are in front of our country.”

The Senate, he says, is like a person “with their head in the sand,” making the “immediate political situation trump everything.” …

“There needs to be a renewed sense of awareness of what the real problems are facing this country. And a redoubling of our commitment to shed partisan robes and get down to fixing the real problems in front of us. And parochialism has no place in that discussion. The political careers of members have no place in that discussion. The real future of our country is at risk.”