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In light of sexual battery charges by Oklahoma City Police, Senator Marlatt R-Woodward should immediately step down and resign.
The ODP congratulates Representative-Elect Karen Gaddis and Senator-Elect Michael Brooks for their well-run campaigns and victories as they step forward to fight for our Democratic values.
Oklahomans rightly expect their elected officials to uphold the highest standards of integrity and should be able to trust that sitting legislators won't violate the state's sex crime laws.
Legislators that have stepped down due to misconduct or vacating their sworn responsibilities to their constituents should pay back the cost of each special election and stop wasting taxpayers money.
“House Democrats did not propose this idea, nor did we demand it as part of the state budget package,” Inman insisted. “Any claim by the Senate President Pro Tem that we did is simply false.”