Two members of the "Gang of Six" were guests on "Piers Morgan Tonight" – Sens. Tom Coburn and Kent Conrad – and they discussed the debt plans but also the issue of partisanship. "I think the partisanship is made worse by you all," said Coburn. "I don't think the part is nearly as bad as what is portrayed in the press."
New York Times columnist Frank Bruni was also a guest on the show, and he talked about Washington's current battling:
Said Bruni: "There is a sort of dislocation and apprehension...We have got to become more mature in Washington, certainly, and we have got to become more reasonable."