Oklahoma GOP Political Fundraiser Flyer Lists ‘KKK’ On The Agenda
A flyer for an upcoming fundraise for the Garvin County.Oklahoma GOP has sparked a political firestorm after it mentioned the KKK and included a racist image. Governor Mary Fallin’s name headlines the flyer for the local party’s “Bean Feed” fundraiser, which contains an illustration of a dancing bean in the top corner wearing a sombrero.
The flyer reads that guests can hear “things that you may not know about the NRA, Planned Parenthood, Ku Klux Klan and other organizations.”
The state’s Democratic Party was shocked, according to KFOR.
The Chairman of the Oklahoma Democratic Party, Wallace Collins said, “I thought this can’t be real, but it is. It really is. I think they were trying to energize their base, the Tea Party base, the right wing nuts, whatever you want to call them. In other words, throw some red meat, raise some money.”
But the head of the Garvin County GOP, Allie Burgin, confirmed the flyer is the real deal and said, “I feel like the GOP gets a bad rap.”
Does anyone else feel like this is something from an Andy Borowitz post?
At any rate, Burgin claims the Republican Party wanted to debunk any perceived link between the GOP and the Ku Klux Klan by giving historical background on the racist ogranization.
“That’s part of our party’s mission is to get information out to people,” Burgin said.
The Governor’s office denies any involvement with the event and claims that she never confirmed her attendance.
KFOR notes that in a Facebook post from Tuesday afternoon, the head of the Garvin County GOP wrote, “I have been assured that Governor Fallin will be at the Garvin County GOP bean feed ‘with bells on’ along with her tour bus and entourage of staff.”
The Chariman of the Oklahoma Democratic Party, Wallace Collins said, “Now that they’re caught it’s, ‘Oh no, we didn’t know anything about it. We didn’t have anything to do with it. We weren’t going to be there.’ Caught red-handed.”
The Garvin County GOP said that any mention of the Ku Klux Klan has been removed from the flyer.
Watch courtesy of KFOR:
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