When in DC, Deacon Dr. Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) shares a dorm room with Sen. John Ensign (R-NV) at the C Street House, the residence of a secretive, controversial Christian religious and political organization known as "The Family" or "The Fellowship." Ensign admitted to an extramarital affair with a member of his staff.
Senator Coburn is affiliated with a religious organization called The Family which has been criticized on Rachel Maddow's show. Senator Coburn lives in one of the Family's dormitories when in Washington, D.C. with Senator John Ensign, another Family member and longtime resident of the C Street Center who admitted he had an extra-marital affair with a staffer in 2009. The announcement by Ensign of his extramarital affair brought public scrutiny of the Family and its connection to other high ranking politicians including Senator Coburn.Coburn knows that government isn't the solution to our problems, except of course when it comes to sodomy and abortion:
Senator Coburn, together senior members of the Family, attempted to intervene to end Ensign's affair in February 2008, prior to the affair becoming public, including by meeting with the husband of Ensign's mistress and encouraging Ensign to write a letter to his mistress breaking off the affair. Senator Ensign was driven to Federal Express from C Street Center to post the letter, shortly after which Ensign called to tell his mistress to ignore it.
Senator Coburn refuses to speak about his involvement in Ensign's affair or his knowledge of the affair well before it became public on the grounds of alleged "privilege" due to his separate status as a licensed physician in the State of Oklahoma (OB/GYN) and an ordained deacon.
(Maybe we can hold a bake sale for this woman and her husband.)