Conservatives to protest Holder's Oklahoma trip
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Some conservative politicians and activists are planning to protest U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's speech to a group of graduating Oklahoma City Police Department cadets.
Holder is scheduled to address the class of 42 police recruits during their swearing-in ceremony Thursday afternoon at First Church in downtown Oklahoma City. The 35 men and seven women were among 52 recruits who started the 30-week physical and academic training academy.
But Holder's visit is raising concern among activists and lawmakers in Oklahoma, including Republican U.S. Rep. James Lankford, a candidate for U.S. Senate.
Lankford said in a statement Holder's visit was inappropriate given what he called Holder's ``tactics of obfuscation and redirection of blame.''
Lankford serves on the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which is investigating Holder's office.
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