Oregon GOP Chair Dallas Heard: Democrats Should be Ashamed of their Redistricting Strategy

September 17, 2021


When it comes to redistricting, Oregon Democrats have made it clear: they’re going to sue to blue.

Salem, OR – For the first time in 40 years, Oregon is getting a new congressional seat, and with 63 percent of Oregonians saying both parties should have at least two congressional districts, voters have made it clear that they don’t want Democrats gerrymandering themselves into having a supermajority of the delegation.

Yet, the Oregon Democrats’ proposal gives their party 86 percent of the congressional seats, and according to state House Minority Leader Christine Drazan, Democrats are refusing to even consider altering their gerrymandered at the request of the congressional delegation.

Yep, Democrats admit they are going to do everything they can to protect the incumbents, a wholly illegal and insulting stance that will surely end up in the courts.

But that’s House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’ strategy to retain power in Washington, D.C. Pelosi is so desperate to keep her historically small majority intact, she’s preparing to sue to keep the gavel in her party’s hands.

In response to this power plan, Oregon Republican Party Chairman Dallas Heard released the following statement:

“If Oregon Democrats are capable of feeling any shame at all, they should be full of it right now. Oregonians have made it clear that protecting incumbents through gerrymandering and court battles is the last thing they want, but Oregon Democrats simply do not care. This is about absolute power for them and they will look to secure it by whatever means necessary, even if it means selling their souls to Washington D.C., to protect feckless members of Congress like Kurt Schrader and Peter DeFazio.” – Oregon Republican Party Chairman, Dallas Heard

The Oregon Republican Party is the state’s arm of the Republican National Committee. It’s Chairman and officers are dedicated to promoting Republican principles within the state of Oregon and to improving the lives and livelihoods of Oregon’s working families through economic freedom and equal protection under the law.

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