Terrill Continues Attack On Steele
Rep. Randy Terrill today continued his attack on House Speaker-elect Kris Steele, claiming in a KTOK morning show interview that despite what he says, Steele is no conservative.
Speaking with show host Reid Mullins, Terrill hammered Steele anew for remarks printed in The Oklahoman on Thanksgiving Day; the article quoted Steele as saying his priority in the 2011 legislative session will be issues to improve the state's business climate.
Terrill said he is "encouraged" by explanatory comments in an op/ed piece by Steele in The Oklahoman on Sunday, but "actions speak louder than words."
Terrill and others have seized on Steele's initial remarks to accuse Steele of trying to omit consideration of "social issues" such as gun rights and illegal immigration.
Terrill and others plan a protest tonight when the House GOP Caucus meets in Bartlesville.
Republican State Chairman Matt Pinnell, appearing on KTOK after Terrill's interview, said the controversy is the sign of a GOP "growing pain."