Lawmakers bussed to Forbes Field for closed-door security meeting

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TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – All committee meetings were canceled Tuesday afternoon and all Kansas House members were called to the Kansas Air National Guard for a meeting with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Kansas Deputy Attorney General Jay Scott Emler sent a letter to Speaker Ron Ryckman Tuesday saying that the DHS briefing should be given in a closed caucus.

In the letter, Emler also said the closed session will include information applicable to the security of the State and its citizens.

The details of the meeting were murky as lawmakers were separated by Republican and Democrats and bussed off to Forbes Field for a meeting they were told was about security.

After coming back from the meeting, Rep. Stephanie Clayton said the information they got was a routine rundown mainly about cybersecurity and that the meeting turned out to have some helpful information.

Similar meetings will be held next Thursday for Kansas Senators.

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