Roberts said that initially, there were about 15-20 colleagues working together, in the house; depending on the issue. He said that it wasn't reasonable to expect 100% concurrence on every issue. But he also communicated specifically with the Speaker and his team, so that they could stand for Platform principles without malicious motivation.
"We made sure the Speaker knew about everything we were doing, all along." - Roberts
The group expects to finalize their structural details and unveil the charter members sometime later (perhaps this summer). They were very cautious to keep specific names from being confirmed. Previous names floated were Mike Ritze (R-Broken Arrow), Jason Murphey (R- Guthrie), and George Faught (R-Muskogee). But even those two names were not officially confirmed by the co-chairs. The two men specifically praised Jason Murphey for his intellectual and philosophical comprehension of the lawmaker's role. They said that a group of lawmakers is being mentored by Murphey while he serves his last year in office (Murphey terms out next year).
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