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  • Oklahoma Senator James Lankford Apologizes To Black Constituents For Challenging Electoral Votes

    01/16/2021 3:03:27 AM PST · by USA Conservative · 44 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Andrew Trunsky
    Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Lankford apologized to his black constituents for challenging President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, saying that he failed to recognize that his actions casted “doubt on the validity of votes” in majority black cities like Milwaukee, Detroit and Philadelphia. Lankford, who originally joined a group of senators led by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz that said they would object to Biden’s victory unless Congress launched a commission to audit the results, ultimately withdrew his objection after being trapped in the Capitol during the riot on Jan. 6. “My action of asking for more election information caused a firestorm of...
  • Capitol Police officer 'didn't have a choice' in shooting Babbitt, GOP congressman says

    01/07/2021 12:32:38 PM PST · by Magnatron · 406 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7 Jan 2021 | Morgan Phillips
    Rep. Markwayne Mullin, R-Okla., said he witnessed the moment a police officer shot a woman inside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday and insisted the officer had no other choice. A pro-Trump mob of rioters rammed their way into the Capitol Wednesday as Congress held a joint session to certify the election results, sending lawmakers into hiding. Video shows a group attempting to force itself into the House chamber, where lawmakers were present. As protesters were breaking glass on the doors that kept them out to force their way through, a law enforcement officer fired a shot. One woman, Ashli Babbitt,...
  • Text of Senator James Lankford (R-OK) letter to constituents, 1-7-2021 (WARNING: Windbag alert)

    01/07/2021 5:05:15 PM PST · by OKSooner · 50 replies
    James Lankford ^ | 1-7-2021 | James Lankford
    Dear Oklahoma friends and neighbors: I am aware this is a long letter, but it is a serious issue that requires a serious response. January 6, 2021, was a terrible day for our country and for our democracy. Americans do not all agree, but we settle issues through elections, legislation, and conversation. Ronald Reagan once said, “Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.” Obviously that did not happen January 6. At 1pm eastern, the Joint Session of Congress started normally. Within a few minutes, a small group of Senators and House...
  • Sen. Inhofe: "To challenge a state’s certification... would be a violation of my oath of office"

    01/05/2021 10:32:01 AM PST · by RandFan · 105 replies
    @ChadPergram ^ | Jan 5 | @ChadPergram
    @ChadPergram GOP OK Sen Inhofe: To challenge a state’s certification, given how specific the Constitution is, would be a violation of my oath of office—that is not something I am willing to do and is not something Oklahomans would want me to do.
  • Joint Statement from Senators Cruz, Johnson, Lankford, Daines, Kennedy, Blackburn, Braun, Senators-Elect Lummis,, Marshall, Hagerty, Tuberville

    01/02/2021 10:11:25 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 232 replies
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), John Kennedy (R-La.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), and Mike Braun (R-Ind.), and Senators-Elect Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), and Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) issued the following statement in advance of the Electoral College certification process on January 6, 2021: "America is a Republic whose leaders are chosen in democratic elections. Those elections, in turn, must comply with the Constitution and with federal and state law. "When the voters fairly decide an election, pursuant to the rule of law, the losing candidate...
  • Watch Now: Gilcrease Expressway extension on track for opening in about 18 months

    12/16/2020 11:27:37 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | December 4, 2020 | Cutris Killman
    Work on the west leg of the Gilcrease Expressway continues with officials saying Monday that completion is still expected in about 18 months. Joe Echelle, Oklahoma Turnpike Authority assistant executive director of maintenance, engineering and construction, told stakeholders during a virtual meeting that the contractor was slightly ahead of schedule with concrete pouring for the new roadway scheduled to begin in February. As the concrete is poured, first between 41st and 51st Streets, the highway “won’t just look like a dirt road at this point,” Echelle said. State officials in July 2019 awarded a $259.3 million construction contract for the...
  • Oklahoma joins in support of Texas’ lawsuit challenging presidential election results in 4 states

    12/09/2020 4:53:32 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 12 replies
    ABC News(KOC0 5) ^ | 12/09/2020 | KOCO Staff
    Oklahoma has joined more than a dozen other states in their support of a brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take up Texas’ request to throw out the presidential election results in four key states. On Tuesday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton file lawsuits against Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin in the U.S. Supreme Court. The lawsuit claims the states "exploited the COVID-19 pandemic to justify ignoring federal and state election laws and unlawfully enacting last-minute changes, thus skewing the results of the 2020 General Election." Paxton says the four battleground states made unconstitutional changes to election laws. He...
  • Texas SCOTUS Lawsuit Update - Another 17 States Have Joined In The Fight To Stop The Steal !!

    12/09/2020 1:56:51 PM PST · by Zakeet · 113 replies
    U.S. Supreme Court ^ | December 9, 2020
    17 States have intervened in support of the Texas Lawsuit Amici curiae are the States of Missouri, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, and West Virginia.The President has also filed a motion to personally interveneMore information here: One Third Of US States Have Now Joined Texas SCOTUS Bid To Overturn Election
  • Section 230 - VETO

    12/03/2020 9:04:02 PM PST · by armyofprinciples · 63 replies
    Twitter ^ | 12/03/2020 | PDJT
    Very sadly for our Nation, it looks like Senator @JimInhofe will not be putting the Section 230 termination clause into the Defense Bill. So bad for our National Security and Election Integrity. Last chance to ever get it done. I will VETO!
  • OK:Police Say Homeowner Shoots 2 Suspects, Killing 1 In Elk City Home Invasion

    12/01/2020 4:36:32 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 23 November, 2020 | Hunter McKee
    ELK CITY, Okla. - The Elk City Police Department is investigating a deadly home invasion. Police said the victim told investigators two men broke into his bedroom. That's when investigators said the homeowner then opened fire on both, killing one of the would-be thieves. “I saw five or six police cars, they had all alleys blocked off,” said Tristian Wooten, Elk City resident. “Cones had the area shut off.” People living nearby said they woke up and noticed police all over their neighborhood Saturday morning. “They blocked off all in front of the tennis courts there to the south and...
  • Sen. James Lankford (R-OK): No one will be forced to get a COVID-19 vaccine

    11/26/2020 8:22:32 AM PST · by RandFan · 56 replies
    Just The News ^ | Nov 25 | Just The News
    The U.S. senator from Oklahoma said that while the COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective, it will not be mandated for people to take it.
  • Conference of Christian Churches Refuses to Take a Stand Condemning Abortion

    11/22/2020 5:26:02 AM PST · by xomething · 10 replies
    lifenews ^ | 11/20/2020 | Micaiah Bilger
    An Oklahoma Catholic bishop withdrew his diocese from an ecumenical religious organization this month after it refused to acknowledge that unborn babies are discriminated against by society. The AP reports Bishop David Konderla, who leads the Diocese of Tulsa, announced his decision to leave the Oklahoma Conference of Churches on Nov. 6. “(The OCC) will not commit itself to defending the right to life of babies in the womb, the most marginalized, mistreated, abused and discriminated against group in the country,” Konderla said in a statement. “(OCC’s) statement, with its glaring exclusion of the most vulnerable group of persons in...
  • Will Trump cartoon cost Oklahoma man his guns?

    11/14/2020 6:28:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Oklahoman ^ | Fri, November 13, 2020 | Nolan Clay
    Two days before President Donald Trump held his campaign rally in Tulsa, federal agents came to Derek Lamont Alexander Jr.'s home and seized his guns. Now the U.S. government is seeking court permission to keep them. "It's completely not fair," Alexander, 29, said. "They violated my rights. ... I shouldn't have even opened the door since they didn't have a warrant." Alexander "had come to the FBI's attention during a protest," a federal agent told a judge. "Alexander was seen with a group of people walking down Peoria Ave in Tulsa, Oklahoma carrying firearms," the special agent with the U.S....
  • GOP Sen. James Lankford Promises to ‘Step In’ If Biden Isn’t Getting NatSec Intel Briefings by Friday: ‘This Needs to Occur’

    11/11/2020 6:02:54 PM PST · by buckalfa · 150 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 11, 2020 | Reed Richardson
    Republican Sen. James Lankford (OK) promised that he would “step in” to the dispute if the President-Elect Joe Biden was not given access to U.S. intelligence briefings by Friday. In a long interview with host Russell Mills for Tulsa radio station KRMG, Lankford discussed the Covid-19 pandemic and the 2020 election. Near the end of the 35-minute discussion, the host pushed Lankford on Trump’s refusal to accept the called race in Biden’s favor. (The relevant portion begins at the 22:45 mark.) “I gotta tell you, national security is a concern,” Mills said. “Because Mr. Biden is not getting the briefings...
  • NYT calls alabama missisippi tennessee, oklahoma for Trump. For biden: delaware, connecticut, illinois, maryland, massachusettes, rhode island

    11/03/2020 5:11:32 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 43 replies
  • Rogers Co. (OK) Democrats push to make area purple, data shows more republican turnout

    10/22/2020 9:31:53 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 12 replies
    KTUL ^ | by Ethan Hutchins, KTUL Staff Friday, October 23rd 2020
    Imagine trying to get elected as a Democrat in a predominantly conservative town. That’s happening in Rogers County with those running for office hoping to turn their district purple... Young is running for State House District 23. She’s also the Democratic party chair in Rogers County, a group now working out of their new office in the heart of Main Street. "Rogers County was, the whole time I was growing up here for the last many years, it was Democratic and then it was slowly drifting towards being more Republican," Young said. Despite the Rogers County Democrats' push, Election Board...
  • Staten Island GOP hoodwinks Trump rally saboteurs into donating thousands to Republican Party

    10/12/2020 4:19:48 AM PDT · by gattaca · 16 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 11, 2020 | Paul Sacca
    The leadership of the Staten Island GOP definitely subscribes to the age-old adage, "Turnabout is fair play." When thousands of teens on TikTok attempted to sabotage a Trump rally, the organizers turned the tables and tricked them into donating to the Republican Party. POLL: Do you have faith that AG Bill Barr will prosecute the people involved in #Russiagate hoax? The Staten Island Republican Party organized the "TRiUMPh Rally," billed as the "largest pro-Trump, pro-Republican, pro-Law and Order rally in New York City this year." Originally, the event was free to all, as long as they RSVP'd before the Oct....
  • Poll shows Bice with narrow lead over Horn

    10/05/2020 10:11:20 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 8 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | Mon, October 5, 2020 4:48 PM | Chris Casteel
    Republican state Sen. Stephanie Bice has a four-point lead over Democratic U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn in the closely watched race in the 5th Congressional District, according to a new survey from an Oklahoma City polling firm. The survey of 500 likely voters in the district shows Bice leading Horn 49% to 45%, with 6% undecided. Bice’s lead is within the margin of error, which is 4.3%. The poll was conducted Sept. 25-30 by Cole, Hargrave, Snodgrass and Associates. The Republican consulting firm represented David Hill in the GOP primary in the race. The firm is not involved in the general...
  • Former GOP lawmakers on endorsing Biden: Trump is no Republican, 'lacks basic self-control'

    09/26/2020 2:17:47 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 117 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sept 26, 2020 | Morgan Gstalter
    Two former Republican lawmakers wrote an op-ed on Friday explaining why they are supporting Democrat Joe Biden instead of President Trump in November, arguing Trump is "an ill-formed man who lacks basic self-control and shows no semblance of inner character." Former Reps. Charles Djou (R-Hawaii) and Mickey Edwards (R-Okla.) in an opinion for Roll Call condemned Trump's "childish name-calling, crude behavior and immature narcissism.".... Djou and Edwards said the Democratic presidential candidate is "not a perfect man, but he is a man of humble decency."
  • US Marshals arrest 262, find 5 missing children in Oklahoma bust

    09/18/2020 7:57:38 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies ^ | September 18, 2020 | 9:13am | | By Lia Eustachewich
    A massive takedown by the US Marshals in Oklahoma netted more than 260 suspects — including 141 gang members — and located five missing children, authorities said. Playing out over the course of two months, “Operation Triple Beam” ultimately busted 262 people — including six homicide suspects and others wanted for assault, burglary, weapons offenses and drug offenses, KFOR reported. Five missing children turned up in the investigation, the US Marshals Service said in a news release. Meanwhile, 72 firearms, more than 9 kilograms of narcotics and nearly $17,000 were also recovered. The sting, which ended Sept. 6, was part...