[Rushtalk] Eric Holder cancels Oklahoma City speech amid planned protests
Carl William Spitzer IV
cwsiv at copper.net
Sat May 17 11:38:51 MDT 2014
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has canceled
plans to deliver a speech to a group of Oklahoma City police cadets amid
a planned protest by conservative lawmakers and organizations.
Justice Department spokesman Brian Fallon says Holder will still be
traveling to Oklahoma City on Thursday — but because of a late departure
from Washington D.C., he is unable to make the speech.
U.S. District Judge Vickie Miles LaGrange will speak instead to the 42
graduating police cadets.
Holder's planned visit to Oklahoma City drew the ire of several
conservative lawmakers, including two-term Republican U.S. Rep. James
Lankford, who said Holder's visit was "incredibly inappropriate."
Republican Rep. Paul Wesselhoft of Moore called Holder's cancellation a
"victory" for state lawmakers who were planning to protest.
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