Congressman Markwayne Mullin visits Durant

By: Morgan Downing Email
By: Morgan Downing Email

DURANT, OK -- Congressman Markwayne Mullin made a stop in Durant this evening as part of his 16 county town hall tour.

It's his first time visiting with Oklahoma residents since he was sworn into office in Washington.

More than 50 people showed up to listen to Markwayne Mullin's ideas and ask questions of their own. Those in attendance had several questions. In fact, there were so many Mullin ran out of time to answer them all.

"We've got to work together to get this country back on track," Mullin said.

That was Mullin's message to several people who showed up at his Town Hall meeting in Durant. Mullin asked his constituents to hold him accountable

"Without us, you have no power," one resident said.

Resident asked questions and voiced their concerns. From health care,
"Could they chip away at this health care bill?" one woman said. To the national debt. "It seems to me instead of increasing our budget, we really need someone to take on the waste," another said.

One hot topic was Mullin's decision to vote 'no' against Superstorm Sandy relief aid.

"Sandy relief constitutes $9 million of that bill," a resident said.

Mullin says he voted no because of our national debt.

"We have enough debt, and if it would have been off set, meaning if it would have been paid for from another program and took a little bit from here, and a little bit there, I'd been okay with it," Mullin said.

We asked Mullin about recent tornadoes and natural disasters in our area, when FEMA relief was needed.

"I had actually someone come up to me, another member come up to me, not necessarily another member in our delegation, but another member in the House come up to me and say 'you better hope you don't have a disaster in your area.' And I've got to tell you, even if it happened in our area, I couldn't vote for it if we added debt," he said. "But Honestly, Oklahoma, man we're pretty resilient. We're a great state. I mean, Texas is a great state. We can all work together, I mean we can take care of ourselves if we have to. And we have in the past," Mullin

Durant was Mullin's last stop on the town hall tour. He says he plans to continue his tours because feedback from his constituents is important to him.


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