The stress in the room was thick. the Republican Speaker, who had just convinced his rank & file to give him another term as the leader, had just ambushed more than a third of his own. He called for an immediate suspension of the business and called his Republican caucus for a closed door meeting. Hours later the house reconvened on the floor, but the joy and comradery was noticeably gone.
24 Republicans now felt more mutual respect with the 29 Democrats. together they make up a slim majority of the legislative body. that's a fact that the speaker will do well to ponder as he attempts to salvage the 2018 session.
These are the 41 Republicans & Democrats who joined forces to fight for a taxpayer's Constitutional Rights.
David Van Risseghem is the Director of Sooner Politics.org. The resource is committed to informing & mobilizing conservative Oklahomans for civic reform. This endeavor seeks to utilize the efforts of all cooperative facets of the Conservative movement...