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Governor Stitt Releases Statement in Response to Events in Okmulgee

Thursday, December 21, 2023

Today, Governor Kevin Stitt issued the following statement in response to events in Okmulgee, OK:

"This is the direct effect of the broken system created by the McGirt decision. Without jurisdictional clarity, we are left with a patchwork system and heightened tensions. I am glad cooler heads prevailed and prevented the situation from escalating to a dangerous level, but this demonstrates the need for collective action. In response, I am gathering stakeholders to discuss practical solutions that keep our citizens and law enforcement safe while I continue to call on Congress and the courts to address this problem."

Last Modified on Dec 22, 2023
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