A Democratic union in Oregon has mustered up enough signatures to bring about a recall election for one of the state’s top Democrats, Rep. Paul Holvey. This recall election could mark the first one seen in the state legislature in 35 years. Ho ho, it seems like the Democrats are not only good at making promises, but they’re also good at making enemies within their own ranks!
Oregon Democrats force recall vote as they turn on liberal leader in state House https://t.co/AQJyPiYeiB
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) August 27, 2023
The union, called United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555, has proven that they mean business by securing a whopping 5,000 valid signatures. Talk about determination! Now it’s up to Holvey to decide whether he wants to face the recall or just run away and hide. But come on, Mr. Holvey, surely you’re not scared of a little election, are you?
According to the union’s communications coordinator, Miles Eshaia, the hardworking people of Oregon deserve better representation than what Holvey has been providing. Ouch, it seems like Big Paul has forgotten about the little people and has been cozying up to the big corporations instead. Shame on you, Holvey. You might want to brush up on your people skills before you find yourself out of a job.
So why exactly did the union decide to bring about this recall election? Well, it all started when Holvey tabled a bill that would have allowed cannabis workers to unionize. The union believes that Holvey gave in to pressure from La Mota, a big cannabis business, which just so happens to be a major donor to Democratic candidates. Hmm, it seems like Holvey might have some explaining to do.
But let’s not forget about the rarity of recall elections in Oregon. They hardly ever happen! In fact, there have only been three recalls in the past century. So, this is quite a big deal. Will Holvey decide to resign and avoid the embarrassment of a recall election? Or will he put up a fight and face the voters head-on? The choice is his, but either way, it looks like Holvey’s political career might be going up in smoke. Poof!