Tom Coburn Comes To Harry Reid's Defense

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Harry Reid is getting support from an unlikely corner of the Senate: one of the most conservative members of the Republican Conference, Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma.

Coburn, in a speech at the Tulsa Metro Chamber of Commerce, said the GOP shouldn't focus on attacking Reid as majority leader - after it was revealed in a new book that Reid said in 2008 that Obama could be president because he had no "Negro dialect" and was "light-skinned." Reid has apologized for the remarks.

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