Trump supporters at Oklahoma Capitol protest election
Update: The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety PIO Sarah Stewart says the state capitol did have extra troopers earlier when the rally was happening. Stewart says it was peaceful with no issues and has ended. There is no extra security at this time.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Close to 1,000 supporters of President Donald Trump are gathering at the Oklahoma Capitol to protest the presidential election results.
Protesters held “Trump 2020″ flags and signs that read “Stop the Steal” as they gathered Wednesday on the Capitol’s south steps. Nearly all of them weren’t wearing masks, and a handful brandished long guns.
They’d been organized by administrators of a #Drivefor45-Oklahoma Facebook page that coordinated motorcades of Trump supporters across the state.
Trump won Oklahoma in November with more than 65% of the vote, but Biden won the Electoral College 306-232 and will be inaugurated on Jan. 20.
Attorney General Hunter Releases Statement on Violence at U.S. Capitol
OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today released the following statement on the violence erupting at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
“The violence at the U.S. Capitol is appalling and unacceptable. I echo the sentiments of Vice President Mike Pence, who said ‘peaceful protest is the right of every American but this attack on our Capitol will not be tolerated and those involved will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.’
“I hope Oklahomans join me in praying for those hurt in today’s attack on the Capitol, the safety of those attempting to restore order and pray for peace and healing for our nation.”