Most of the leadership stayed tucked away in off-limits lounges, chambers, and caucus rooms. But Democrats, Platform Caucus Republicans, and other freshmen; were more visible and engaging with the thousands. But whether it was the legislative leaders or the public safety officers who made the decision... the official reason for locking out the overflow protesters was that the building was at full capacity for public safety.
When Oklahomans travel in caravans from the four corners of the state, it is a terrible shame that they are left out of the capitol building and unable to redress their grievances. This is a sad legacy. It is an indictment of the current political mismanagement.
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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...