More Douglas County officials denounce Citizens Against Tyranny

The county clerk, assessor, surveyor and treasurer said in a statement Thursday that they are not affiliated with, nor do they hold any bias toward, any political party.

Posted: Jan 22, 2021 4:17 PM

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- Four more Douglas County elected officials are speaking out against the controversial group, Citizens Against Tyranny.

The county clerk, assessor, surveyor and treasurer said in a statement Thursday that they are not affiliated with, nor do they hold any bias toward, any political party.

RELATED: ROSEBURG SENATOR SHARES SUPPORT FOR CITIZENS AGAINST TYRANNY, DENOUNCES 'FILTHY TRAITOR' LIST

They say their purpose is to represent and work for all the citizens of Douglas County.

“We’ll continue to treat not just political parties but every citizen equally and provide them the same level of service we would anyone else,” said clerk Dan Loomis.

Group leaders said they created Citizens Against Tyranny because they believe the governor is infringing on their rights by forcing businesses to shut down during the pandemic.

They hoped to gain support from local elected leaders. In recent weeks, the Douglas County commissioners, the sheriff and the district attorney have also spoken out against Citizens Against Tyranny.

Roseburg Rep. Dallas Heard has spoken out in favor of the group, saying he's been with them from the beginning, but added he doesn't agree with the "filthy traitor" list that was temporarily posted on the group's website, identifying two people they say reported businesses for violating COVID-19 protocols. 

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