Rep. Justin Humphrey, R-Lane, today commented on actions by elected officials who support Hamas in their ongoing war with Israel. He said he intends to file legislation that will require any Oklahoma elected official known to be in support of a terrorist organization to be removed from their seat. "I would never have believed America would ever witness elected officials in our state and in the U.S. Congress who openly support terrorists. Incredibly, some of these members have been allowed for years to openly declare their hatred of America while defending terrorist assassins. Now, such hatred is spreading. "This October, the world witnessed an unprovoked attack on the Jewish nation. These attacks resulted in the murders and rapes of innocent civilians. Many of these victims were young children, teenagers, and the elderly. Hamas is the appalling group of terrorist thugs who executed, disgracefully raped, kidnapped and committed unspeakable acts on their helpless victims. "Unsurprisingly, Hollywood is now attempting to steal the attention of this crisis by declaring a bogus hunger strike. Individuals declaring a hunger strike have committed to a whole two days without eating. What a joke. I have often gone longer than a mere two days without eating. I am never shocked by Hollywood’s fake agenda, but I must admit, this time I am extremely offended by the latest charades. Promoting terrorist pukes like Hamas is truly reprehensible. "I find it inconceivable and astonishing that any elected official would participate and support the baby killing, kidnapping rapists known as Hamas. More amazing is that these shameless supporters of Hamas also are champions of LGTBQ+ and other sexual deviant causes that Hamas directly opposes. Are they so unenlightened they do not understand Hamas would execute them for these very beliefs? "Never in all my days would I have believed that our state would allow this kind of treacherous behavior. I find it even more humorous that I likely will be the one attacked for declaring these fundamental facts."
The Oklahoma House of Representatives High School Page Program is now accepting applications for the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature, announced Program Director Rep. Brian Hill, R-Mustang. Each year, hundreds of juniors and seniors from each corner of the state take part in the House High School Page Program at the Oklahoma State Capitol in Oklahoma City. Students have a chance to view the legislative process up close and gain experience working in state government. Pages are assigned for one week, Monday through Thursday, during the legislative session, which runs from the first Monday in February through the last Friday in May. Students serving as a Page work in the House Chamber during daily session, assist representatives and House staff with tasks, and take part in the House Page Mock Legislature on the floor of the House Chamber. "Working with these talented students is always a highlight of my time at the State Capitol," Hill said. "Former Pages have gone on to become teachers, lawyers, engineers, and even elected officials themselves, but whether or not Pages pursue a public service career, I hope they each walk away with an improved understanding of the civics process and remain engaged with their state government throughout their lives." Hotel accommodations and chaperones are provided for all students. House Pages are transported to and from the Capitol daily and are closely supervised at all times. Interested high school juniors and seniors may visit https://former.okhouse.gov/Pages/ to submit an application or contact their state representative for more information. The Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature begins Mon., Feb. 5, 2024.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Rep. Justin Humphrey, R-Lane, today commented on the execution of Phillip Dean Hancock. Humphrey serves as chair of the House Criminal Justice and Corrections Committee and was on hand at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester during the execution. "Today, Oklahoma executed a man who was clearly exercising his God-given right to defend himself," Humphrey said. "I'm very disappointed the governor did not follow the recommendation of the Pardon and Parole Board to grant clemency to this individual. "Based on a tape played during the clemency hearing, it was abundantly evident this was a self-defense case that should never have been eligible for the death penalty. "Conservatives across the state who are second-amendment, self-defense supporters contacted the governor asking for clemency as well as many in the Republican party. It is highly unusual for conservatives to take a stance against the death penalty. Like me, most completely support the death penalty, but we unfortunately have found situations where there are glaring inconsistencies and instances of the death penalty being wrongly carried out. "By allowing this to continue, our state is given a black eye, and we give fodder to death penalty opponents who will use this against us."