There's a game of 'cat & mouse' going on at the Oklahoma state capitol. Rep. Dan Kirby seems to be ducking anyone whom he doesn't have scheduled business with. He defiantly claims that the allegations leveled against him, and covered up by former Speaker Hickman, are nothing.
But much of his Legislative Assistant's efforts today were taken up in the task of playing the 'lookout' role, to help him avoid any media interaction.
The House leadership decided to seat him for his new term in the 56th Oklahoma Legislature. He continues to hold the seat from Eastern Tulsa County. Old timers are trying to figure out when the last time was that a legislator was so focused on sneaking in & out of the seat of government and refusing to grant media appointments. We have no idea when or how he is going to discuss the case of the woman who got fired after complaining of being sexually harrassed in the seat of Oklahoma government.
Evidently Jeff Hickman is helping matters much. There's been little expanation from him about why he felt compelled to fire a woman for no stated reason, just weeks after his leadership staff assured her that she would not endure such retribution for complaining about a fellow Republican.
Many Democrats wonder if Speaker Hickman would have gone to such lengths if they had been implicated.
News9 has a full report of the attempt to talk to Dan Kirby.
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