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'I can no longer effectively support you': Aide to Mayor G.T. Bynum tweets resignation letter

Posted at 6:20 PM, Jun 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-20 22:26:21-04

TULSA, Okla. — An aide to Mayor G.T. Bynum submitted his resignation on Saturday.

Jack Graham spoke about the decision on Twitter.

"I have submitted my resignation to Mayor GT Bynum effective today," he said.

Graham's tweet comes the day President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence will appear in Tulsa for the "Make America Great Again" rally.

In the past week, an increase of positive coronavirus cases have been reported in the state.

Mayor G.T. Bynum announced he would not invoke local civil authority to stop President Trump's rally on Saturday.

I also will not attempt to block the state government or the President of the United States by invoking the local civil emergency authority in our city ordinance. That authority was used earlier this year under extraordinary circumstances to prevent the catastrophic collapse of our local health care system. Today, that system’s capacity is strong.
Mayor G.T. Bynum

READ MORE: Mayor Bynum will not invoke local civil authority to stop Pres. Trump rally

Jack Graham tweeted a picture of his resignation letter to the mayor, saying his heart will not allow him to support the mayor and his decisions for the city of Tulsa.

I appreciate the opportunities you have given me over the years, but my heart is telling me that I can no longer effectively support you and the decisions you make for Tulsa.
Jack Graham | Twitter

2 Works for You reached out to the mayor's office for comment. The mayor's office said, "I can confirm he resigned. He worked for the City in an entry-level position for 13 months. Mayor Bynum wishes him well."

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