The Oklahoman reports:
Oklahoma GOP Chairman John Bennett became the latest Republican to announce his candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives, aiming to grasp the seat that is being vacated by Rep. Markwayne Mullin.
Last summer, he came under fire from some members of his own party for comparing vaccine mandates to the persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany. He later doubled down on those claims.
While it is nearly unheard of for party leaders to publicly support candidates in a primary election, Bennett has backed Jackson Lahmeyer for US Senate, turning away from incumbent James Lankford.
Read the full article.
Bennett is backing the far-right Lahmeyer because Lankford doesn’t love Trump enough.
Bennett first appeared on JMG in 2017 when as a state rep he authored a bill that would have required the Ten Commandments to be posted in every public school classroom.
He’s also called for every mosque in Oklahoma to be “bulldozed.” Watch the clips. Yikes.
John Bennett, the chairman of the Oklahoma Republican Party, has announced that he’s running for Congress. https://t.co/giy2lMoYdz
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This is John Bennett. He is the chairman of the Oklahoma Republican Party. pic.twitter.com/gEPmvKtqGN
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