For Immediate Release
July 15, 2020
Angela Allmond, Communications Director
Oklahoma Democratic Party
Alicia Andrews, Chair
Scott J. Hamilton, Executive Director
Democratic Party Chair Offers “Thoughts and Prayers” to Gov. Stitt
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Democratic Party released the following statement on Governor Stitt testing positive for COVID-19:
Alicia Andrews, Chair of the Oklahoma Democratic Party said today that she is sending thoughts and prayers to Gov. Stitt and his family after Stitt announced that he tested positive for COVID-19.
“This is a horrible disease that is impacting the lives of every Oklahoman, whether by personal loss of family members, loss of jobs, or other economic challenges,” said Andrews. “I am truly sorry that our Governor did not take the necessary precautions to protect himself and his family from this potentially fatal illness,” she continued.
“Frankly, I was concerned for the Governor when it was announced that Herman Cain was hospitalized with COVID-19. They were standing side-by-side, neither wearing masks or social distancing, at the Trump rally in Tulsa,” Andrews said. Many health experts attribute the rally to a significant increase in infections in Tulsa and throughout the state.
“At a meeting just yesterday, the Governor sat at a table with the Lieutenant Governor and the Secretary of Agriculture. Even knowing he has the virus, none of these state officials were wearing masks. It is my sincere hope that the Governor will now step up to be the leader we all need in Oklahoma. If he mandates wearing masks in all public places in our state—and leads by example—it will certainly help to protect the lives of every Oklahoman,” Andrews continued.
“While we will continue to pray for our Governor, we must also encourage him to do the right thing for all Oklahomans,” Andrews concluded.
For more information about the Oklahoma Democratic Party, visit the party website at okdemocrats.org, or call party headquarters at 405-427-3366.