They appear to be coming for Kevin Stitt
Treat's letter to Drummond makes clear the deterioration of governor's support
When it comes to Kevin Stitt, maybe the first straw was the last straw.
It was January, 2019, Stitt days away from inauguration, when the Oklahoma Banking Board, whose members are appointed by the governor, approved a charter allowing Gateway Mortgage Group, Stitt’s business, to cease being a home loan operation and become a real life bank.
True, Stitt made the application in August, 2018, well before the election, but he also made it 10 months after announcing he’d run for governor
So, when the time came, the banking board, whose members knew they’d soon be serving under him, decided, sure, let’s make the guy a whole lot richer than he already is, maybe he’ll owe us.
Fine, maybe that didn’t happen.
Also, come on, the appearance of conflict of interest, at least, was blinding.
So maybe that was it, when he pissed everybody off in the first place, but how could his fellow Republicans go against him so quickly and hope to keep their own seats in the legislature.
Or, maybe, that wasn’t it.
Maybe it was the way Stitt’s always the first to clap for his own applause lines at State of the State addresses.
Maybe it was the choice to sue Swadley’s as political cover for an inside operation. Or the choice to sue ClassWallet as political cover for an inside operation even more comical, because Ryan Walters was running it.
Or maybe, though the house and senate appeared hellbent on giving public money away to private schools and private school parents, though squabbling over details, it was Stitt vetoing every bill that came across his desk until they reached a give-away-money-to-the-already-wealthy education agreement he could sign.
Maybe it was that.
The list is long.
Whatever it is, the gloves are now off and, suddenly, it’s not just Attorney General Gentner Drummond coming after him.
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