Editor’s Note: Attached is a page that appeared on Congressman Mullin’s campaign website. It has since been removed. The term limits pledge is second from the bottom.
OOLOGAH, OK – Sunday, combat veteran Jarrin Jackson called for Congressman Markwayne Mullin of Oklahoma’s 2nd District to resign.
Jackson, who is challenging the two-term incumbent in the Republican primary on June 28, said “When Markwayne Mullin first ran for office, he said he would serve no more than 6 years in Congress. He now says he is seeking the Lord’s guidance and will instead do what he thinks is best for his family and voters.”
“This is not about the Lord, the Mullin family, or the voters. This is all about Markwayne and he knows it,” Jackson said. “There’s a reason he formed his own political action committee in 2014 and won’t give a straight answer now. It’s because he’s already decided to run, but needs a little time to get the Lord and the voters to agree with him.”
“People who hire a plumber and find out later that not only has he not done the job, but denies saying what he said he would do in the first place, know a set up when they see one. Rep. Mullin should do the honorable thing and resign now. Voters shouldn’t have to fire him later in disgrace.”
Jackson further said, “But here’s another way he can prove how genuine he is. Pledge now to fire his political consultants and stop taking donations if he is re-elected. Why does he need them and the money if he doesn’t intend to run again?”
Jackson said, “I come from the military where warriors take an oath and die for it. It is insulting that those who presume to lead our nation, privilege themselves with a lesser standard. Rep. Mullin tells people he’s not a politician, but a businessman. You tell me. What does saying one thing, doing another sound like to you? We deserve better. America deserves better. Rep. Mullin should resign now.”
Jackson is a decorated, former infantry officer who graduated from West Point and served two tours of duty in Afghanistan. A 5th generation Oklahoman, he grew up in Oologah, lives in Rogers County, is married, and has two little boys.
Jackson will be interviewed by Pat Campbell live Monday morning at 7:00 a.m. on the Pat Campbell Show on 1170 KFAQ.
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