Republican Markwayne Mullin will be the first Native American senator from Oklahoma since 1925.
Republican Markwayne Mullin will be the first senator from Oklahoma with Native American roots in almost a century, DPA reported.
Mullin defeated Democratic candidate Kendra Horn in a race for the seat vacated by Republican Jim Inhofe in January, CNN reported.
“The victory is the greatest honor of my life and a great victory for our country. Tonight the American people rejected the extreme socialist rule of Joe Biden and took a new, conservative direction that will get America back on track,” Mullin tweeted. after its success. “I am humbled by the opportunity to serve the greatest state in the United States Senate. God bless Oklahoma,” he said.
Markwayne Mullin is of Cherokee descent and in 2012 was elected as a congressman from Eastern Oklahoma. He is also one of the Republicans who support former President Donald Trump. Mullin will be Oklahoma’s first Native American senator since Robert Owen, who served as Oklahoma’s senator from 1907 to 1925.