U.S. Republican @SenatorLankford of Oklahoma “apologized to Black Tulsans on Thursday for not recognizing that his involvement in questioning presidential election results would offend them.”
“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.”
“... “I should have recognized how what I said and what I did could be interpreted by many of you,” he said. “I deeply regret my blindness to that perception, and for that I am sorry.”
Oklahoma senior senator @JimInhofe did not challenge the election results. The junior did @SenatorLankford did.
What @SenatorLankford didn’t say is I’m sorry for going along with a false narrative that the election was stolen when it wasn’t. I’m sorry for not telling the truth based on what officials at every level in the country have said, including the courts: the election wasn’t stolen.
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