From the Oval Office to State Legislature – Ineffective Governing

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Democratic Party responds to the catastrophic government shutdown:

The GOP controls the House, the Senate, and the White House in Washington as well as the Oklahoma State Capitol, House, and Senate. The government shutdown and ineffective governing of our state falls 100% on the Republican Party, the party in power.

This is Trump’s Republican Party from the Oval office to our state Republican-controlled legislature: Chaos, incompetence, and destruction. This is about basic governance, and the GOP has repeatedly shown that they are incompetent to lead and govern from the top down.

“The failed Republican-super-majority leadership has gotten us into our current mess,” states Oklahoma Democratic Party Chair, Ann Langthorn. “It’s up to Democrats to clean up the mess both in Washington and in our state so that we can focus our attention on fixing our infrastructure, healthcare, education, and state services by electing more Democrats and showing up on election day.”

“National Republicans are unable to govern just like Oklahoma Republicans. The Oklahoma GOP is more interested in protecting their seats for the next election cycle and pandering to special interest groups than passing a constitutional budget. After two special sessions, we still do not have a funded budget just like in Washington. The one common factor? Failed Republican leadership,” said Senator Sparks SD16.

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For more information about the Oklahoma Democratic Party, visit the party website at okdemocrats.org, or call party headquarters at 405-427-3366.