Tulsa commission: Sen. Lankford to stay on Centennial board
January 27, 2021
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The 1921 Race Massacre Centennial Commission will allow U.S. Sen. James Lankford to remain on the board, even after several members called for his resignation because of objections he lodged concerning the 2020 presidential election.
In a statement Monday, the commission said it "believes deeply in racial reconciliation and inter-generational healing" and their decision to allow Lankford to stay is their inherent duty to show partners the way, Tulsa World reported.
"For those reasons, we choose not to request Senator Lankford's removal from the Centennial Commission,...