Oklahoma congressman Markwayne Mullin cancels town hall for safety reasons

Posted at 9:21 PM, Apr 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-12 06:01:05-04

TULSA -- Oklahoma congressman Markwayne Mullin canceled a town hall scheduled for Tuesday night in Tahlequah due to safety concerns. 

Mullin released the following statement on social media:

"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 for the Tahlequah town hall, 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."

Oklahoma Rep. Jim Bridenstine held a town hall Tuesday night in Tulsa, and was met with support and protests.

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