Top Official in Blue State Resigns in Disgrace – She Got Paid 5 Figures to Quietly Consult a Marijuana Dispensary
By Mick Farthing|May 3, 2023
Top Official in Blue State Resigns in Disgrace – She Got Paid 5 Figures to Quietly Consult a Marijuana Dispensary

What’s Happening:

We’ve all seen the caliber of Democrat-appointed officials, these days. Joe Biden seems to be picking the worst of the worst to fill his cabinet. But it ain’t much better in Democrat-run states. The lunatics are running the asylum, it seems, and blue states are crumbling before our eyes.

But we didn’t think they’d do this.

Democrat officials have been making life hell for residents by defunding police, putting criminals back on the streets, and letting homelessness run rampant. But one Democrat official, a secretary of state, went above and beyond her crooked comrades. And now, she is forced to resign in disgrace.

From Daily Wire:

Oregon Secretary of State Shemia Fagan resigned from her post Tuesday after consulting for a cannabis company that state officials were auditing…

The resignation comes after local news outlets reported that she was receiving $10,000 a month in consulting fees from one of the state’s largest marijuana dispensaries; at the same time, the Oregon Department of Revenue and the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission were auditing the franchise and the cannabis industry.

Wow. For many years, we’ve reported on local, small-time politicians bending the rules to get rich. But a secretary of state!? This is really shocking. Shemia Fagan, the secretary of state for Oregon, was getting paid $10,000 a month to be a consultant for a cannabis company.

At the very same time, the state was auditing the company and the entire industry.

That is what we call a conflict of interest. Fagan’s judgment on this audit is tainted. Residents will now worry that she was unable to be fair and unbiased, considering the incredible sum of money this company was paying her.

Many will believe she was receiving bribes to go easy on this shady industry. Oregon has legalized recreational marijuana, but many critics and problems remain. It would not be beyond imagination to think that this company was paying off one of the most powerful people in the state to get special treatment.

But Fagan only admitted the scheme, when the local news exposed her. What would have happened if nobody found out? She’d probably never admit to what she was doing and would have kept her job. Only after she was outed did she resign from her job.

What about the company? Will they be held accountable for potentially bribing an official? And will Fagan face charges for this obvious perversion of justice?

And how many more Democrats are on the payrolls of big, corrupt companies?

Key Takeaways:

  • The Oregon secretary of state was forced to resign after taking money from a cannabis company.
  • Shemia Fagan was receiving $10,000 a month from a company the state was auditing.
  • Fagan resigned in disgrace, only after the arrangement came out in the news.

Source: Daily Wire

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Mick Farthing
Mick is a freelance writer, cartoonist, and graphic designer. He is a regular contributor for the Patriot Journal.
Mick is a freelance writer, cartoonist, and graphic designer. He is a regular contributor for the Patriot Journal.
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