Buzzfeed claims T.W. Shannon plagiarized Senators

Buzzfeed claims T.W. Shannon plagiarized Senators

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T.W. Shannon, candidate for U.S. Senate and former Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives T.W. Shannon, candidate for U.S. Senate and former Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives
Former Oklahoma Speaker of the House and current candidate for the United States Senate T.W. Shannon is coming under fire by a popular website that claims his campaign has plagiarized from fellow Republicans.

T.W. Shannon announced his plans to run for the Senate seat being vacated by Tom Coburn in January. At the time, Republicans viewed him as a rising star for the party and said he would stand for conservative ideals to cut the deficit and wasteful spending in Washington. He even won over former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and Texas Senator Ted Cruz, both of whom will be speaking at a rally in Tulsa Thursday night.

BuzzFeed wrote a report Wednesday that claims Shannon copied and pasted text from several members of Congress, including Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe. BuzzFeed claims Shannon copied Inhofe's stance on national defense:

On national defense, a section is copied word-for-word from Inhofe’s page.

Here’s Inhofe:

    The greatest trust placed upon Congress by the American people is to provide for their security by maintaining a strong national defense.

And here’s Shannon:

    The greatest trust placed upon Congress by the American people is to provide for their security by maintaining a strong national defense.

BuzzFeed also claimed he copied text Senator Coburn and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul. You can read the entire report from BuzzFeed by clicking here.

Shannon's office declined to comment to BuzzFeed about the claims of plagiarism.
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