The Supreme authority of the Oklahoma Republican Party (known as the State Committee) met Saturday in Oklahoma City to conduct several business issues facing the party in this election year. Well over 100 members from most of the 77 county party leadership teams were present the meeting which was called chaired by the state Vice Chairman, Wayne Hill.
Brian Hobbs, Vice Chair of the 3rd District Committee, said that he was seated in a special election and added to the State Committee by a unanimous voice vote.
Notably missing from the meeting was State Chairman Nathan Dahm, & National Committee members, Steve Curry, and Pam Pollard; according to Hobbs' account. Curry & Pollard are ending their current terms as RNC members, but remain on the OKGOP Central Committee with Chairman Dahm & Vice Chair Hill.
The presiding officer of the meeting, Vice Chair Wayne Hill, of Osage County; issued a press release on this matter.
The biggest headline of the meeting was a full-throated censure of US Senator James Lankford, for his complicity in a statute proposal to approve of the illegal aliens flooding the US Border, at the express invitation of Joe Biden, in his 2020 campaign debate speech.
The resolution of censure was written by members of the OKGOP state committee earlier in the week, and passed at the 1/27 meeting.
Brian Hobbs, a former mayor of Newkirk, OK; said most elected officials who hold seats on the State Committee, did not attend . There were about 20 items on the agenda, according to one member from the Oklahoma panhandle.
Resolution Condemning & Censuring
Senator Lankford's Open Border Deal
WHEREAS, Senator James Lankford was recently working with Democrat Senator Charles Schumer on an open border deal to allow 5,000 illegal immigrants a day to enter and work in the United States.
WHEREAS, The OKGOP Platform states: "We support limited legal immigration and embrace legal immigrants who choose to assimilate to our American culture, language and values."
WHEREAS, The OKGOP Platform further states: "We oppose a 'path to citizenship' that would grant citizenship to illegal aliens faster than to immigrants who have come to the United States through legal means."
WHEREAS, Senator Lankford playing fast and loose with Democrats on our border policy not only disenfranchises legal immigrants seeking citizenship but it also puts the safety and security of Americans in great danger.
WHEREAS, Senator Lankford has taken an Oath to support and defend the United States Constitution, which says in Article IV, Section 4: "The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion."
WHEREAS, authorizing several thousand people to invade our borders before any action can be taken is contrary to the oath that Senator Lankford took to the Constitution and therefore outside of the area that he is authorized to negotiate in.
BE IT RESOLVED, that the OKGOP strongly condemns Senator James Lankford, if and to the extent that he continues these actions, and calls upon him to cease and desist jeopardizing the security and liberty of the people of Oklahoma and of these United States.
BE IT RESOLVED, that until Senator Lankford ceases from these actions the Oklahoma Republican Party will cease all support for him.
BE IT RESOLVED, that the OKGOP Chairman will publish this resolution in PDF form on the website, issue a press release outlining the resolutions the State Committee passed and post the press release on the website with a link to the resolution PDF, and send both the press release and link to the resolution to the entire OKGOP distribution list, and post on OKGOP social media channels.
Adopted this 24th day of January, 2024.