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State GOP Condemns Republican Sen. James Lankford for Bipartisan Border Deal

Republican Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma has been scolded by the Oklahoma Republican Party for what the party said was his support of a deal that will be produced in the Senate to address concerns about the leaky Southern Border.

The bipartisan deal, which is not yet final, would hand President Joe Biden the authority to shut the border when it is considered to be overwhelmed, according to Politico.

Former President Donald Trump has voiced his opinion in a Truth Social post that read, “A BAD BORDER DEAL IS FAR WORSE THAN NO BORDER DEAL!”

Lankford, who has been the lead Republican negotiator on any Senate agreement that is developed, told CBS he is upbeat about the deal.

“I do feel very positive about it because even the initial feedback has been good,” Lankford told “Face the Nation,” adding that criticism of the deal is based on “internet rumors.”

But back home in Oklahoma, storm clouds are brewing over the deal. Republican state Sen. Dusty Deevers posted on X the text of the resolution slapping Lankford’s knuckles for his role in the deal.

The resolution opens by saying Lankford is partnering with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer in “an open border deal to allow 5,000 illegal immigrants a day to enter and work in the United States.”

It adds that 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.”

The resolution says that “authorizing several thousand people to invade our border 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.”

The resolution says that the state’s Republican Party “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.”

Further, it says that “until Senator Lankford ceases from these actions the Oklahoma Republican Party will cease all support for him.”

Trump ally Roger Stone chastised Lankford on X.

Former GOP state Chairman Anthony Ferate said in a post on X that the meeting was not legally convened.

“Today an extreme faction of the @officialOKGOP held a meeting without providing an official call to all members of the State Committee, including me, to attack Senator @jameslankford. Any vote taken by the OKGOP today was not legitimate and definitely does not represent the voice of all Oklahoma Republicans,” he wrote.

In a statement, party vice chairman Wayne Hill said the state committee is “committed to holding elected Republicans accountable to the standards set forth in the OKGOP platform which supports limited legal immigration,” according to Newsweek.

“It is our hope that Sen. Lankford will acknowledge the direction of the state committee and do all in his power to defend our border from the current invasion,” he said.

Hill noted the divide in the party, saying, “the grassroots movement in Oklahoma is strong and growing, because we take action and not provide empty promises.”

Hill called Ferate “a protector of the old guard of establishment Republicans” and “out of touch with the pulse of our OKGOP state committee membership.”

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  • Meee says:

    Republicans MUST stick together, if not there will never be the change that is needed. This so-called new stop the illegals is crap. It does nothing to really stop illegals. What it does do is give Democrats more things they want, which none of them are good for America. 100 pages is full of non-Bipartisan deals which the MEDIA is not reporting! All you are hearing is how the Republicans are against stopping the illegals! That is a bunch of crap! Republicans want the illegals to stop. Not keep letting them in at a very high rate per day!.Plus give Democrats all the money for their projects too. Stop the Communist Democrats NOW! Or we will be a socialist government with the next elected (if that is such a thing anymore) President. Dems have been redistricting everywhere so Dems can win elections!!

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