Wooldridge: Short session used to break the law and violate Constitution
PORTLAND, Ore.—Today, Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Wooldridge accused the Legislature of trying to circumvent Oregonians’ decision to bar illegal aliens from receiving driver’s licenses. House Bill 4111 was gut-and-stuffed to grant illegal driver’s licenses to illegal aliens, and was rammed through the so-called “short session.” The public was prevented from having an adequate say in the debate over the legislation as it was rushed through both chambers of the Legislature with virtually no public notice. Wooldridge released the following statement:
“The short session was not formed to give the green light to lawlessness. Oregonians have compassionate hearts and open minds, we can have a conversation about how to enforce the law fairly and justly, but ramming through legislation that goes against what voters instructed is not only foolish, it is illiberal. Criminal aliens should not be possibly given rewards for breaking our laws and the governor should veto this ill-conceived legislation. The federal government’s failure to reform immigration laws isn’t a hall pass for us to fail here in Oregon and put into law half-thought out legislation. I’m calling on the governor to veto this attempt to short circuit our democracy.”
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