GOP Sen. Apologizes To Black Voters For Giving ‘Perception’ Of Trying To Delegitimize Their Votes

Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) sort of apologized to Black Oklahomans in a letter obtained by the Tulsa World on Thursday for participating in Republican lawmakers’ effort to overturn the election on President Donald Trump’s behalf.


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Perception? BS.

That is all.

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“What I did not realize was all of the national conversation about states like Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Michigan, was seen as casting doubt on the validity of votes coming out of predominantly Black communities like Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Detroit,” he wrote.

This is what happens when your only news source is Fox or OAN.

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Just put one foot in front of the other and soon you’ll be walking out the (Senate) door.

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Shut up

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Sorry. Not good enough.

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As long as the unaware American electorate either doesn’t realize that was exactly the intent, or doesn’t care, this kind of garbage will go on.

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No backsies.
It’s impossible to believe that anyone of his stature wasn’t fully aware of what they were doing and what its implications and consequences would be.
He can suck it up and live with it.

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Vote for conviction. Then maybe we can talk.

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This is just another Republican offering yet another non-apology apology. He must be planning to run for POTUS because his comments would play well with the majority of Okies.

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Poor thing. And he can’t even blame Paul Manafort for giving all the voter demographics information to the Russian security services.

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Lunkford must be seeing some scary polling. Only thing a Republican responds to. That, and money.

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Anyone this clueless should not be in a position of power (yeah, I know). He knew, just never thought he’d have to apologize for it it.

I wonder how much his money train was derailed.

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Ignorance is bliss.

It’s the Republican way.

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“What I did not realize was all of the national conversation about states like Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Michigan, was seen as casting doubt on the validity of votes coming out of predominantly Black communities … "

Translation: I’m a hack.

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Lankford grew up in the Oklahoma racist community and learned fear and hatred from his family and friends. He really can’t help his blindness to the non-white population of America. That said, I do not doubt for a second that he knew damn well minority voter suppression was going to be the GOP strategy before the election started.

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We have to hope that this truly is his “I was blind but now I see” moment.

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We apologize for giving you the perception of disenfranchising you
We’ve learned our lesson
We won’t be so obvious in the future

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Let me just fire up the Republican-Translator-O-Matic:

“I apologize that you uppity folk were too stupid to realize what I’m now pretending were my actual intentions.”

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When everyone in the room says you are drunk, sit down.

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