Abuse of One Party Rule

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This week, Democrat Oregon state Representative Marty Wilde has left the Democrat House Caucus because of how the caucus was hiding things from the public and how decision making power was made behind closed doors. Representative Wilde explains in a very bold and eye-popping letter in the Oregonian:
He said his Party overrode the duty of the people:
“I could not continue to participate in a caucus that had stopped acting democratically. We had failed to set a positive example of transparency and engagement and stopped supporting laws that returned power to the people we represent. Instead, we let our partisan desire to maintain power override our duty to the people….”
They kept the public in the dark:
“Since I joined the caucus in 2019 as a freshman legislator, it has become less and less democratic. My fellow Democratic lawmakers and I met privately each day during the legislative session. We debated proposals like the Student Success Act and public pension reform, and we did not even inform the public about the topics of our discussions and preemptive decisions.”
It was extreme partisanship:
This excerpt from Oregon catalyst: oregoncatalyst.com/57996-rep-wilde-latest-democrat-defect-abuse-power-experienced.html