Leading Oregon Democrat says Kitzhaber/Hales scandal "presents a potential crisis of confidence in government"

UPDATE: Less than five minutes after this post went live, the Oregonian says that Kitzhaber MUST RESIGN.

From Willamette Week:

“The facts need to come out sooner rather than later,” State Treasurer Ted Wheeler, a fellow Democrat, tells WW. “This presents a potential crisis of confidence in government.”

Kitzhaber’s insistence on drawing the public’s attention to the ethics commission, which can only levy civil fines, suggested he was diverting attention from a more serious concern: that he and Hayes may have engaged in criminal behavior.

Read the whole thing at Willamette Week.


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