Kate Brown Playing Politics With Lives Of Foster Children Outrageous

Wilsonville, OR – Governor Kate Brown has been caught playing politics with the future of children under state care while she continues to be slammed by the press for refusing to even acknowledge the crisis. Despite an audit outlining systemic failures in the state’s foster care system, leaving some children facing starvation, Kate Brown has resorted to petty partisan politics, attacking the audit rather than addressing its findings.

PLACEHOLDER IMAGENow, the Bend Bulletin is again taking Brown to task, writing that Brown’s decision to play politics with the lives of Oregon foster children should be “enough to make your blood boil” and is “an outrage.”

Gov. Kate Brown, a Democrat, has been largely silent about the audit and what it found, even as members of her staff have accused Secretary of State Dennis Richardson, a Republican, of using his auditing authority to his own political ends. Our kids deserve better.

…[Oregon children] deserve a governor who, upon reading the SOS audit, reacts with the outrage the audit deserves and a Legislature that can agree — with or without the governor’s approval — that our children deserve at least as much attention as a scheme to tax carbon emissions.

Yet Oregon’s most endangered children, those who cannot live safely in their own homes, get neither. That’s an outrage, even if the governor and lawmakers don’t get it.

“By having her minions attack the audit while she remains deafeningly silent about the appalling neglect of foster children on her watch, Kate Brown is effectively adding herself to the list of foster kid abusers,” stated Oregon Republican Chairman Bill Currier.

“Oregon children deserve so much better than a governor who cares more about passing tax hikes to please her California billionaire buddy and the Big Government Unions than helping vulnerable children in need. Of course, they make big contributions to her political re-election campaign. These abused foster kids don't. This just proves that in a Brown administration, special interest politics comes first, while foster kids have to pay the price,” said Chair Currier.

“Another week, another scandal, and Oregon voters have yet another reason to end her disastrous governorship this November.”

The Oregon Republican Party is the state’s arm of the Republican National Committee. Its Chairman and officers are dedicated to preserving and advancing 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.

Tuesday 02/14/18 – 6:00 PM PT
Contact: ORP Communications Director
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