Topic: Advice on President's Speech on HIV
Date: SEPTEMBER 14, 2005
COBURN: Final point, and I have 12 minutes and 25 seconds and I'll be through. You also were accused of -- not accused -- you were also questioned about your advice on a speech that the president was going to make on HIV.
And I'd like to put into the record -- at that time, first of all, the best known and best loved surgeon general of this country didn't make a decision on that issue until 12 months after your memo.
But also, at the same time, The Washington Post, two or three days after that, had published an article talking about the very questions you were raising that may not be true.
COBURN: And so, with unanimous consent, Mr. Chairman, I'd like to have that introduced, this Washington Post article...
SPECTER: Without objection, it will be made a part of the record.
COBURN: ... from September 4, 1985.
And with that, 11 minutes and 34 seconds, I'm done.
And thank you, Judge Roberts.
ROBERTS: Thank you, Senator.
SPECTER: Thank you very much to Senator Coburn, especially for yielding back time.