National Security

Rep. Kevin Hern: Secretary Mayorkas Is The Worst Kind Of Liar

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Oklahoma Republican Congressman Kevin Hern joins Fox Across America With Jimmy Failla to react to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas insisting the U.S. Southern border will not be open once the Title 42 public health order is lifted next week. “He’s lying. We actually had him at a Border Caucus meeting, and the worst kind of liar is one that will come and lie to your face...

PODCAST: US Rep Hern

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US Congressman Kevin Hern called into our Bartlesville Radio Studios on Thursday for our monthly podcast. The Congressman first addressed how the U.S. economy’s GDP shrunk by 1.4% in the first quarter. According to Hern, in addition to other economic and inflationary pressures, diesel prices are now the highest they have ever been in America. Congressman Hern said the southern border crisis contin...

Hern Mourns Loss of Four United States Marines

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement today in response to the tragic death of four United States Marines during a NATO training exercise. “I'm devastated to learn of the four young Marines who lost their lives during a NATO training exercise this past weekend,” said Rep. Hern. “Captain Matthew J. Tomkiewicz, Captain Ross A. Reynolds, Gunnery Sergeant James W. Speedy, ...

Hern votes to suspend trade relations with Russia

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after voting in favor of HR 7108, the Suspending Normal Trade Relations with Russia and Belarus Act. The bill passed the House on a vote of 424-8. “Yesterday, the whole of Congress listened as President Zelenskyy implored the US government to do more to protect his people,” said Rep. Hern. “Today’s vote further cripples the Russian...

Hern's statement in response to Biden's energy-killing State of the Union Address

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after President Joe Biden finished his first State of the Union Address to a joint session of Congress. “There was only one thing Oklahomans needed to hear from their president tonight: an immediate commitment to energy independence,” said Rep. Hern. “We didn’t hear that. President Biden could have announced the relaunch of the Key...

Hern condemns Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, calls on White House for stronger response

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) released the following statement after President Biden’s remarks on Russia’s invasion of the Donbas region in Ukraine. “One thing is clear: weak leadership in the White House ripples across the globe,” said Rep. Hern. “President Biden is unwilling to stand up to Putin and is still unclear on what sanctions will be levied against Russia following a clear invasion o...

GOP calls on Sec. Mayorkas to Resign following year of failure & crisis

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Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) sent a letter to DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas this morning calling on him to resign from his position in President Biden’s Cabinet following a year of crisis and failure at our Southern border, putting millions of Americans in danger. Under Mayorkas’ leadership, the Remain in Mexico Policy is being largely ignored, despite court orders to restore the program. ...

46 House Republicans call on Mayorkas to resign over ‘complete failure’ to lead DHS

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Dozens of House Republicans are calling on Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to resign, citing a "complete failure" to lead the department – pointing to recent tensions with Border Patrol and the relentless crisis at the southern border. "In light of recent reports displaying your failure to execute the primary mission of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to secure our nation ...

Rep. Kevin Hern to Newsmax: Mayorkas 'Completely Denying Anything Is a Problem'

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Rep. Kevin Hern, R-Okla., told Newsmax TV on Friday that Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas should step down over a “lack of actions on our Southern border.” Hern, who signed a letter along with 40 other House Republicans calling on Mayorkas to resign earlier this week, told “The National Report” on Friday that he thinks the secretary has “shown up at a couple of p...

Hern Hosts Tele-Town Hall with over 11.5k Attendees

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Last night, Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) hosted a virtual town hall with constituents across the First District. The call included 11,597 participants both online and by phone. Rep. Hern discussed recent issues including the crisis at our southern border, the situation in Ukraine, and the status of Federal vaccine mandates. Excerpts from the call are below: Lindi in Tulsa: If [Republicans] ar...