Thursday, December 28, 2017

Coburn: Jarrin Jackson is a leader of virtue

Former U.S. Senator Tom Coburn recently spoke at an event in Muskogee for 2nd Congressional District candidate Jarrin Jackson, where he made the comments below in support of Jackson's challenge of incumbent Congressman Markwayne Mullin.

Coburn endorsed Jarrin Jackson's 2016 bid, and reacted strongly to Mullin's announcement that he would be breaking his term limits pledge. In radio interviews since then, he's reiterated his support for Jarrin Jackson.

Back in September, I referenced Mullin's actions as one of many examples in my post entitled The Death of Honor in the GOP. Coburn touched a similar strain of thought in the video above, when he said that "[T]he real problem with our country is virtue... The way we solve our problems is have men and women of virtue in leadership positions."

In addition to Jarrin Jackson, Mullin has drawn two other Republican opponents so far: NSU economics professor Brian Jackson (no relation to Jarrin) and cure-cancer-activist John McCarthy (has loaned his campaign $113k).

The 2018 2nd District GOP primary will be one to watch.