Former Republican Sen. Tom Coburn told Newsmax TV a Convention of the States is necessary to bring back balance to America with the federal government’s reach and spending out of control.
Coburn, who represented Oklahoma in the Senate from 2005-2015 and served in the House from 1995-2001, appeared on “The Howie Carr Show” and said the odds are good a convention will eventually be held.
“Our founders gave us a way to fix our country. It’s called Article V, Convention of the States,” said Coburn, who has spoken several times this year about the Convention of the States Project.
“We have 12 states who have already passed it. You gotta have 34 to call a convention, so we’re well over a third there. This January we’ll be starting our fourth year. I suspect we’ll add four to eight states this year.”
Article V of the Constitutionexplains the process of a Convention of the States:
“The congress, whenever two-thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this Constitution, or, on the application of the legislatures of two-thirds of the several states, shall call a convention for proposing amendments, which, in either Case, shall be …
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