TULSA, Okla. — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) broke from the ranks of fellow Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford on Tuesday by announcing he won’t vote to challenge the certification of the Electoral College results.
President Donald Trump and a handful of Republicans including Lankford are working to challenge the election results on Wednesday that would find Joe Biden as the next President of the United States.
“I took an oath to ‘support and defend’ the Constitution and to ‘bear true faith and allegiance to the same,’” Inhofe said in a statement released on Tuesday.
“It is an oath I take very seriously, and in my 34 years in federal office, I have not and will not violate my oath,” he said.
Inhofe says he was disappointed with the election results, but will not vote to challenge the outcome.
“I hear the frustration and anger from so many of my constituents – and believe me when I say that no one was more disappointed in the outcome of the presidential election on November 3 than me,” Inhofe said.
We have a lot of work to do to restore all Americans’ confidence that our elections are held freely and fairly, with every legal vote counted—and are starting that work now.”
See Inhofe’s full statement here:
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