October 29, 2013 12:19 pm -

Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn was in New York on the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, much to the chagrin who don’t believe he and other Republicans did enough for the tri-state area.

Coburn spoke at a gala for the New York Young Republican Club – where Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota also appeared.

Lhota said he agrees with Rep. Pete King’s calls for city donors to close their wallets to pols who fought the disaster aid.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was also in the area, fundraising in Greenwich, Ct. Sunday night.

“I was very verbal about that issue, about those folks who didn’t vote for Sandy,” Lhota said.

“I don’t like when New York City is used as an ATM for senators and members of the House who voted against the interests of New York,” he said. “I stand with Congresman Pete King. I totally stand with him.”

For his part, Coburn had some choice words for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

In response to a question about civility in the Senate, Coburn said it’s easier to forge cross-party ties with some Democrats than others.

“I have great relationships with Chuck Schumer. I don’t say that in Oklahoma,” he said, naming other Democrats he gets along with – and one he definitely doesn’t.

“There’s no comity with Harry Reid. I think he’s an absolute a–hole,” he said.