Oklahoma City – With early voting for OKC’s Ward 1 race beginning today, late-breaking revelations are leaving a pall over the campaign of former front-runner, Jay Sherrill. Sherrill, endorsed by former OKC Mayor and failed gubernatorial candidate Mick Cornett, made himself out to be a champion of conservative causes from the beginning of his campaign.
In the mailers sent out to the residents of Ward 1, he stated, “Progressives are hard at work trying to stall our city’s future.” He then went on to highlight how he’ll be the candidate that is “standing strong for law enforcement.” These positions seemed to be strengthened by his early performance at the NW OKC Chamber of Commerce Candidate Forum.
However, As part of Ignite Liberty’s investigation into the leading candidates, several social media posts were discovered by those closest to Mr. Sherrill that have cast more than a shadow of doubt on those claims.
A search of Facebook posts made by Sherrills wife, Jessica Smith Sherrill, over the last year reveal multiple posts supportive of the exact same Progressive agenda that Sherrill’s campaign claims to stand against. Several posts show support of Black Lives Matter, a Uber-leftist, anti-cop organization run by admitted trained Marxists Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi.
Black Lives Matter led the violent riots across the country, and even here in the metro area, against the police, spouting anti-cop rhetoric such as, “What do we want? Dead cops. When do we want it? Now” and “Pigs in a blanket, fry ’em like bacon.” (“Pigs” was a reference to police officers, while “blanket” was a reference to body bags.).
Black Lives Matter rioters were also responsible for spray painting ACAB, an acronym for “All Cops Are B*stards” on buildings along 23rd Street in Downtown OKC. You can read more about the violent extremist history of Black Lives Matter, including their ties to the Freedom Road Socialist Organization (a front organization for the Chinese Communist Party) here.
Though these posts have not been made by the candidate directly, they do leave the residents of Ward 1 wondering where his loyalties lie. Do they lie with the staunchly conservative residents of Ward 1, many of whom are still reeling from the staggering theft of the Presidential election by Ms. Sherrill’s favorite candidate. Or do they lie with his wife, an apparent proud leftist.
With Marxists fully in control in Washington D.C., and already having representation on the City Council in JoBeth Hamon and James Cooper, it is questionable whether Candidate Sherrill can truly defend the city, and the residents of Ward 1 from the Marxist onslaught that threatens the very liberty and freedom that Oklahomans hold dear.
For the voters of Ward 1 who had considered supporting Sherrill, this wake-up call has come as a shock. If he gets elected to City Council, that shock may very well extend to the entire city.
Copyright, Ignite Liberty, 2021