GOP Sen. Lankford apologizes to black constituents for opposing election results


Sen James lankfordJames Paul Lankford ‘Seen My Life Shining Before My Eyes’: An Oral History of the Capital Attack Resigned by top Republican congressional aide, reprimanding GOP lawmakers who objected to Biden being raised. He made efforts to secure the election to gain ground in the Democrat-controlled Congress. (R-Okla.) Wrote a letter on Thursday apologizing for the Black constituents for opposing the results of the electoral college, saying they did not realize that “votes coming mainly from black communities The validity of this will be doubted. “

In a letter addressed to “my friend in North Tulsa” received by Tulsa World, Lankford admitted that his actions sparked a fire of suspicion in many of my friends, especially the black communities around the state. I was completely blind, but I also found a blind spot. “

Lankford signed a letter from Sen. last month. Ted cruiseRafael (Ted) Edward Cruz on political power about Edward Cruz McConnell School, the last time Trump ignores impeachment GOP civil war GOP lawmaker gives honorary college degree in view of electoral college vote (R-Texas) stating that he would vote against the results of the Electoral College until a commission was formed to provide a 10-day audit President TrumpMoving forward for the book of impeachment against Donald TrumpX-Trump’s lawyer Cohen, Murkowski says that it would be ‘appropriate’ to stop Trump from assuming office again as the man is known as ‘Qion mitigation’.Dismissed voter fraud claims.

He later supported efforts to continue the challenge after a mob of Trump supporters attacked the Capitol.

The senator wrote in his letter that it was never his purpose to “discredit any voter or state”, but wanted to resolve “any outstanding questions” before the presidential election. Joe BidenJoe Bidenkonfirmation hearing for Biden’s DNI pick postponed Biden’s Sunday inauguration due to security concerns: reports Murkowski says it would be ‘appropriate’ to stop Trump from getting caught again. It is inaugurated on Wednesday.

“I didn’t realize that everyone in the national conversation about states like Georgia, Pennsylvania and Michigan were viewed as skeptical of the legitimacy of votes emanating from predominantly black communities such as Atlanta, Philadelphia and Detroit,” he wrote .

“After decades of fighting for the right to vote, many black friends in Oklahoma saw it as a direct attack on their right to vote, for the matter of their vote, and even a belief that their The vote led to illegitimate elections in our country, “.

Lankford acknowledged in his letter that 2021 would be the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa caste massacre, where on June 1, 1921, at least 300 black Tulsa residents were killed by a white mob.

Black leaders in Tulsa have called for the removal or resignation of Lankford from the 1921 Race Genocide Centenary Committee because of their support for the Electoral College challenge.

“I can assure you, my intention to give a voice to the Oklamans, who had the question was never intended to reduce the voice of any Black American.” I should have recognized that what I said and what I did would be interpreted by many of you. “I deeply regret my blindness to that notion, and I am sorry for that.”

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