Republican State Senator Denyc Boles should make "Hypocrisy" her middle name.
Locked in a close election fight with Democrat challenger Deb Patterson, Boles is bizarrely trying to take credit for $20 million in funding for water projects in Salem and Turner that she helped block back in February of this year when she and other Senate Republicans walked out of the legislature to stop a climate action bill.
Here's the Boles press release, which I've branded Inaccurate, because it is.
Oh my, Denyc Boles is so proud of her hard work to get the money for water system upgrades.
Actually, Boles went on a taxpayer-funded vacation earlier this year when she joined ten other Republican senators in a walkout that led to nothing being accomplished by a legislative session for lack of a quorum. That childish stunt led to a $27 million water system bill being killed.
So says a Statesman Journal story.
And don't forget that Boles is against the effort to reduce Oregon's greenhouse gas emissions that caused the Republican walkout.
Naturally Denyc Boles is trying to hide the fact that she was all-in on the outrageous effort by Senate Republicans to thwart democracy by not participating in the 2020 short legislative session. Hopefully voters won't be fooled.
Here's an excerpt from my March 5, 2020 blog post, "Make Oregon Republicans pay for their anti-democracy walkout." Electing Deb Patterson this November would be an excellent start on this.
Four days ago I titled a blog post, "It's a make-or-break week for democracy in Oregon." Well, today we learned that Democrats in the state legislature stood firm in defense of democracy, while the Republicans who walked out basically said screw you, democracy.
Oregonians need to remember this in the upcoming November election. Democrats care about democracy. Republicans don't. It's that simple. Vote accordingly on the local, state, and national level.