AN OKLAHOMA REPRESENTATIVE FEELS NO NEED TO REPRESENT HIS CONSTITUENTS
By the Watchman
This is a tale of cowardice and misrepresentation of one of our U.S. Representatives. It also shows that he is willing to cheat to stay in office. We started looking at him when this story crossed our news feed. He has officially filed to run for office in the 2018 elections. There's a campaign promise broken.
When he was first running for office he said he wouldn't seek more than three terms. The official filing for office comes one day after being officially warned by the Federal Election Commission that he had accepted donations and made expenditures on his 2018 campaign without filing official candidacy for the 2018 cycle. What was he trying to do?
The next article of interest we found was this Rep. Markwayne Mullin isn't sure whether he'll run for re-election, but his campaign filed the paperwork just in case | Homepage.
This article was written in March of this year indicating he wasn't sure if he would seek re-election. We can assume that he has become well versed in the art of deception while he has been in D.C. According to the Federal Election Commission he was already collecting and spending donations for the 2018 campaign. This is just part of the embarrassment he has brought to this state this year.
On April 11, 2017 he issued the following press release from his office in D.C.
Mullin Statement on Cancellation of Tahlequah Town Hall
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Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) released the following statement after the cancellation of his town hall event in Tahlequah.
"Due to safety concerns, tonight's town hall in Tahlequah was cancelled," Mullin said. "Over the past few weeks, we have seen an escalation of protesters at congressional town halls across the nation. We have even seen them right here in the Second District. I have continued to hold town halls and answer questions from constituents across the district, including those who have been vocal in their disapproval of my positions."
"It is my intent to provide a safe environment for all attendees which is why we have established protocols at each of our town halls to ensure each person's voice can be heard. Despite working with the venue, we could not reach an agreement using our protocols that guaranteed the safety of everyone, so I chose to cancel the town hall after much consideration. As soon as we can secure a new venue and date, we will reschedule the town hall in Tahlequah, OK," Mullin concluded.
The remainder of Congressman Mullin's town halls will continue as scheduled.
We did some research and asked around a little and then we found this report Oklahoma GOP Rep. claims he canceled town hall for safety — but that's not what the venue told Raw Story. The "Security Risk" he was concerned with was people holding up colored pieces of paper. Now if he is so afraid of pieces of paper he shouldn't be involved in any of the businesses he is. He certainly isn't worthy of the title Congressman.
The next article of interest we found was this Markwayne Mullin - Wikipedia. This article we urge you to open the link and read. It will be worth the time. You will see items in there that include his view that the American Recovery and Investment Act of 2009 was a "horrible waste of tax dollars" his plumbing business did accept $370,000.00 of government funds from the program.
The next article we found was this Rep. Markwayne Mullin faces angry constituents at town hall. This is a video of this over rated, self-centered narcisst trying to claim he pays for his own salary. He obviously has no idea how tax money is spent. If he did he would realize that the taxes he pays in are co-mingled with the funds collected from every tax payer in the nation and used to pay the various debts. Although he might pay in enough to cover his own salary, his own constituents do in fact help pay for his salary. We can only ask how he can claim that he is providing a service when he doesn't even know what his job entails.
Now we all know that CNN is the master of the fake news business. We can only wish that this was a fake news story, but it isn't. We found this article Oklahoma pol: 'Bull crap' constituents pay salary - CNNPolitics.com. A spokesperson for his office claimed in part "The Congressman was referencing the taxes he and his businesses have paid to the government over the years prior to his being in office." We find it strange that the words "prior to being in office" were used as an excuse. Unknown to most Oklahomans is the fact that the Congressman has failed to divest himself of the day to day running of his various businesses since he took office. Why do we feel that some more shady pork barrel projects are headed towards his companies in the future?
The next article we found was this Markwayne Mullin reminded everyone he's still an idiot… | The Lost Ogle. This article would almost be funny if it didn't make the state of Oklahoma an embarrassment to the rest of the nation. Where does the GOP get these morons from anyway? What a disgrace. We know that one of his businesses is a plumbing business. He should feel right at home there. He's very adept with spreading the crap around to his constituents.
We next found his campaign web site here http://www.mullinforcongress.com/issues. We went through the entire site however the only portion of the site we found worth noting was the issues page. From the beginning nowhere on his site does it indicate which political party he belongs to? Although he claims to be a lifelong Republican, he votes like an undocumented Democrat. We take issue with his claim of the "broken immigration system." It's not the system that is broke. It's the lack of will power to enforce the laws on the books that are broken. We here all about these sanctuary cities, counties and states. There is even a law on the books to handle that. Let them start using it. It's people like Congressman Mullin who keep taking the rights of the American Citizens away slowly but surely.
The next article of interest we found was this Markwayne Mullin - Ballotpedia. We urge you to open this link and read the article. There is more information contained in this article than a good number of articles found anywhere else. This article will even tell you how much he had to spend for every vote he got. No we aren't talking bribery for a vote. We are talking campaign material and other expenses. He spent a total of $8.61 in 2014 which are the last figures available
The next article of interest we found was this Ethics continues review of Mullin - POLITICO. Now we mentioned earlier how the Federal Election Commission had caught him accepting and spending donations for his 2018 campaign without filing the necessary paperwork. This article shows he is under investigation by the House Ethics Committee because despite House Rules, he remains an officer in the businesses that he owns. He has even taken the time to make commercials for some of them. Two terms in office and two violations that he has yet to be disciplined for. When are the voters of the Oklahoma 2ndCongressional District going to do its part in draining the swamp in D.C. We suspect the commercials are made to keep his face and name in front of the voters as much as anything. That's free political advertising.
We next went to www.votesmart.org to see what information they had available on him. We started with the biography page here Markwayne Mullin's Biography - The Voter's Self Defense System - Vote Smart. There was nothing on his biography page that was any different than what we hadn't found elsewhere. In fact there was less information here.
We next went to the Voting records section here Markwayne Mullin's Voting Records - The Voter's Self Defense System - Vote Smart. We can't tell you how important it is that you open this link and look at the voting record for yourself. Look beyond the votes in 2017. You'll see he voted against you and your freedom almost as much as he did for them. This is not what he was elected to do.
We next went to the Positions page here Markwayne Mullin's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test) - The Voter's Self Defense System - Vote Smart. He didn't return the questionnaire, so they listed what answers he has stated from his speeches and campaign rhetoric. We cannot attest to the accuracy of this page.
We next went to the ratings and endorsements page here Markwayne Mullin's Ratings and Endorsements - The Voter's Self Defense System - Vote Smart. True to his word all the anti-abortion groups gave him a rating of 0% however here are some of the other things we found.
Animals and Wildlife
|2015-2016||Animal Welfare Institute - Positions||0%|
|2015||Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Positions||0%|
|2015||Food Policy Action - Positions||18%|
|2015||Humane Society Legislative Fund - Positions||11%|
|2014||Food Policy Action - Positions||6%|
That's an abysmal record for a rancher. Someone should check out his ranching practices.
This is the reason he has the attitude he displays at the town hall meetings he holds . He has stopped working for the people of the 2nd District and has now started working for the Chamber of Commerce and other big business lobbyist just to maintain his position and the status as a Congressman.
Business and Consumers
He clearly could care less whether or not citizens are able to survive after retirement. This tells you all you need to know.
Entitlements and the Safety Net
We could go on and on, but it just gets repetitious. Clearly he's not there to provide a "service" as he claimed in his outburst at the town hall. He's there for himself.
We next went to the Campaign finance page here Markwayne Mullin's Campaign Finances - The Voter's Self Defense System - Vote Smart. This is a link you need to open. Every donation listed is from a corporation or lobbyist or some special interest group. Not one single donation from a private citizen is listed. That should be enough to tell you that he is no longer working for the people of the 2nd District but has sold his votes to corporate America. That is the height of corruption.
The next article of interest we found was this Rep. Markwayne Mullin: Campaign Finance/Money - Summary - Representative 2016 | OpenSecrets. This article reinforces the information we found in the previous paragraph.
The next article of interest we found was this Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Oklahoma) | Liberty Card. For someone that likes to come home and campaign as a Conservative, this report is devastating. It indicates that he voted Conservative only 61% of the time. We didn't send a part time Conservative there to represent us. We thought we were sending a full time Conservative there that actually held Oklahoma values.
The next article we found was this Markwayne Mullin | Congressional Scorecard - FreedomWorks. FreedomW orks uses a different scoring system than Liberty Card. His saving grace has been to date he has voted Yea for the agenda that has been placed on the calendar for passage. He even voted in favor of the disaster known as Ryan Care. This supposed replacement for Obamacare was just as heinous as Obamacare and would only go to serve the few remaining insurance providers in the program.
Then we found this article This article is just to remind you that Mr. Mullin has in fact made a pledge to the constituents of the 2nd District that he would serve no more than three terms. As we have shown you earlier in this report he has no intentions of keeping that pledge. He's already started accepting and spending campaign donations for his 2018 campaign. It's up to the Citizens of the 2nd District to see that he is held to his word.
It is sad to say that the actions of Representative Mark wayne Mullin have proven that he is deceitful and feels he is superior to those that he represents. Nothing can be further from the truth. The information we have provided clearly show that he's in it for the power. It's time that he was faced with the facts and made aware that the people are aware of them. It's time for him to resign from office. He's been a big enough embarrassment to Oklahoma. We don't need another eighteen months of his liberal agenda.