For Immediate Release
Angela Allmond, Communications Director
Oklahoma Democratic Party
Without an Impeachment Investigation, Public Education Remains in Danger
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, — September 15, 2023 – The Oklahoma Democratic Party is disappointed that Leader McCall refuses to put together an investigative committee on the impeachment of Superintendent of Public Instruction Ryan Walters.
“McCall’s excuse for not allowing the committee is not based on sound reasoning,” stated Alicia Andrews, Chair of the Oklahoma Democratic Party. “Our constitution does not require that a person commit a crime to be impeached. Rather, willful neglect of duty and corruption while in office, conditions that Walters has already met, can be grounds for impeachment.
“It is disappointing that many Republicans are not focusing on the long-term consequences of an elected official’s dereliction of duty and lack of concern to protect our children and our state’s future. Speaker McCall has the power to make a difference in our public education system by starting an investigation committee and allow the committee do its job of protecting public education,” Andrews concluded.
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