Oklahoma Attorney General announces resignation effective June 1
Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter announced his resignation this morning with a cryptic statement released to the press:
"It has been a distinct and absolute privilege of a lifetime to serve as the state’s attorney general.
Regrettably, certain personal matters that are becoming public will become a distraction for this office. The office of attorney general is one of the most important positions in state government. I cannot allow a personal issue to overshadow the vital work the attorneys, agents, and support staff do on behalf of Oklahomans.
I thank those who entrusted me to fulfill this role and I am very sorry that I will no longer be here. I also extend a very heartfelt appreciation for those employees who chose public service and to work for the office. The employees in the Attorney General’s Office are dedicated, driven, and go to bed every night and wake up every morning with the safety of Oklahomans as their magnetic north. I truly appreciate everything they do.”
This is developing story. More details will be released as they become available.