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Top Trump Senate Ally Breaks With The President: ‘I Will Not Violate My Oath’ To Help Trump Cheat

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Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), who has been one of Donald Trump’s biggest defenders in the Senate, announced on Tuesday that he will not be backing the president’s scheme to overturn the 2020 election in his favor.

Inhofe released a statement on Tuesday saying exactly why he won’t join his GOP colleagues in challenging the results of the Electoral College that were already certified by the states.

“To challenge a state’s certification, given how specific the Constitution is, would be a violation of my oath of office — that is not something I am willing to do and is not something Oklahoma would want me to do,” he said.

He then went on to explain to his constituents how much he had wanted Trump to win, but he said that desire could not override his duty to obey the law.

“I took an oath to ‘support and defend’ the Constitution and to ‘bear true faith and allegiance to the same,'” he said. “It is an oath I take very seriously, and in my 34 years in federal office, I have not and will not violate my oath.”

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