The congressman with two first names also has two faces. In today’s video, Congressman Markwayne Mullin and his wife, Christie, announce that he will break his promise to step down from Congress after three terms, which he repeatedly made to voters in order to win the seat in 2012.
The message of the video, a fake news interview produced by Congressman Mullin, seems to be that Markwayne’s pledge to serve only six years was because he might not like the gig. If he now feels like staying in the congressional job, then his past promise to leave doesn’t count. After all, he says he’s “grown.”
“The last thing we want is to make people think we’re going back on our word,” a reality-resistant Mullin told the Tulsa World. “At the time, we were sincere. But where we’re at today is a different situation.”
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