Oklahoma House of Representatives
February 3, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: State Rep. Charles Key
Capitol: (405) 557-7354
Rep. Key Files Resolution
Calling for Repeal of National Defense Authorization Act
OKLAHOMA CITY – A resolution filed by state Rep. Charles Key would petition Congress and President Barack Obama to repeal sections of the National Defense Authorization Act that are in conflict with the U.S. Constitution.
“President Barack Obama has said he would not hold citizens indefinitely, it is deplorable that he would sign into law legislation that contains clauses that would authorize him to do just that,” said Key ( R-Oklahoma City ). “Oklahomans have taken notice of this repugnant new law and as state lawmakers it is our duty to apply pressure to Congress and the president to undo this debacle.”
House Concurrent Resolution 1025 calls on Congress and President Barack Obama to repeal Sections 1021 and 1022 of the NDAA law.
Key said Sections 1021 and 1022 directly conflict with our constitutional right to a trial by jury and due process.
“It is so clear that this law is unconstitutional and it would be laughable if it were not so serious an issue that President Obama would talk about how his lawyers are ensuring that it would not be misused,” said Key. “Americans all over this country are shaking their heads in disbelief.”