Oklahoma State Lawmaker Censured For Harboring Fugitive

Posted byFreedom Rises Posted onMarch 7, 2023 Comments0

Democrat Oklahoma state lawmaker, Rep. Mauree Turner, was censured after allegedly being caught harboring a fugitive in her office. The fugitive was wanted for assaulting a House member and a state trooper last week. Turner declined request from law enforcement to have access to the fugitive.

The lawmaker identifies as non-binary and released a statement saying “When I walk into the chamber and there’s a gaggle of troopers talking about me, I think about how Republicans have use every resource in their *power to make this place unsafe to Trans Oklahomans. To Us. To Me.” If anything, she is the one making Oklahoma unsafe. Harboring a violent criminal is wrong and promotes violence because criminals will see that even if they commit a crime, they will not be punished.

“I want to make something very clear: I will not allow members of the House of Representatives to use their House assigned offices and official positions to impede law enforcement from carrying out investigations or making arrests in the State Capitol,” Rep. Charles McCall said.

“Our law enforcement officers leave their homes every day to serve and protect us, never knowing if it might be the last time, they see their families. The House stands by our law enforcement, and will not allow what is an already dangerous and unpredictable job to become more dangerous due to the actions of a member of our body. The inappropriate, and potentially criminal, actions exhibited by this member of the House were deserving of censure, and the actions taken by the House today were both measured and just.”

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