But I was silenced by Senator Mike Johnson, committee Co-Chair, who represents Canadian, Kingfisher, and Logan Counties. He explained later that I could not participate in my government because of “the rules.”
During my 10 years as a member of the Oklahoma House of Rebresentatives, I never saw such a dictatorial practice executed during any committee meeting. If the Senate “rules” shut Oklahomans out of the process, those rules are wrong!
I don’t believe that I have ever been angrier or more ashamed of my government.