For Immediate Release
September 28, 2012
Contact: Trav Robertson

Candidate Opposes Senator Coburn and OK GOP


Oklahoma City – “Are Markwayne Mullin’s hiring practices so questionable that he is willing to go against the Oklahoma Republican Party and Senator Tom Coburn,” asked Oklahoma Democratic Party Chairman Wallace Collins.

E-verify is a free resource that is offered by the Department of Homeland Security for employers to do background checks on potential employees and verify their U.S. citizenship. The searches can be as simple as using a name and can result in finding marital status, property records, and criminal history.

Republican congressional candidate Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) refuses to use “e-verify or whatever it is” to do background checks on his employees at Mullin Plumbing. His actions are contradictory to the Oklahoma GOP and Senator Tom Coburn who has cosponsored legislation to make E-verify a mandatory and permanent procedure for all businesses in the United States.

Chairman Collins continued,”As an employer, it seems like a no-brainer to check out future employees and the only reason you wouldn’t is to hide or cover something up.”