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Democrats criticize Oklahoma governor, call for task force


August 28, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma House Democrats criticized Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt on Thursday for failing to implement the recommendations of the White House Coronavirus Task Force and called for the creation of a state-level bipartisan task force.

House Democratic Leader Rep. Emily Virgin lambasted Stitt for failing to impose a statewide mask mandate and the closure of bars in areas with high transmission rates, both recommendations of the federal task force.

"Our focus should be only on how to save lives, not how to get reelected," Virgin, D-Norman, said during a press conference on...

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