Our state senator Jeff Kruse faces a $500 fine for smoking in his office in the state capital. His excuse for violating Oregon’s Indoor Clean Air Act? “I didn’t think I was bothering anybody.”
According to a formal complaint filed by the State of Oregon Legislative Council Committee, his violation of the law extended over many years, and he has not responded to warnings desist from his illegal behavior.
Senator Kruse has for many years smoked in his office or at other locations in the Capitol. His behavior has been the subject of repeated warnings and direction to cease smoking in the Capitol by legislative staff and Senate leadership.
The Statesman Journal has the details.
Is Senator Kruse simply oblivious to the effect of his smoking on those round him, or its it just another case of IOKIYAR*.
*It’s OK if you’re a Republican