Update: Rep Ross Ford Affirms Solidarity With Trump
In the further splintering of the Oklahoma Republican Party, some newly elected Republican legislators are now openly expressing preference for Democrats.
In her 2 years in office, Tulsa's Rep. Carol Bush has several times openly ridiculed many Republicans and cheered on the candidacy of a Democrat running for US Congress. Bush supports Horn in the CD-5 race against Congressman Steve Russell.
This is happening while many other legislative leaders like Chris Kannady and Josh West have organized efforts to unseat the most consistently faithful conservatives in the legislature. The Associated press exposed that effort in a nationally-followed story.
It appears that the State Committee of the Oklahoma Republicans is doing nothing about this deterioration. Nor has the State Chair, Pam Pollard. Meanwhile, many grassroots Republican activists are ready to exact reforms when they reorganize in next January's Republican precinct caucuses.
We're posting that video for the public to review. We're also posting Rep. Leslie Osborn's Feb. 12th, 2018 floor debate on the "Step Up" tax increases. . She said that just as President Trump is committed to draining the swamp in Washington, House leaders need to recruit primary opponents against those who don't go along with her massive new taxes.
Never mind that Trump is battling the bloat and cronyism of the federal govt.; Osborn is seeking to expand that massive and corrupt bloat in Oklahoma. If lawmakers don't vote like her, she openly threatens to raise up challengers against them in the upcoming summer primary elections, followed by general elections in November.