[Days Gone]Days Gone By: June 26, 2021

  Umatilla County Republicans wasted no time getting their message across to U.S. Rep. Wes Cooley. The county’s central committee faxed Cooley its no-vote on his future political career on Tuesday. “We thought we needed to tell him right away,” said Tim O’Hanlon, a Pendleton attorney and chairman of the Umatilla County Republican Central Committee. The committee met at noon Tuesday to vote on whether Cooley should step aside and allow another Republican to retain a seat in the sprawling 2nd Congressional District. Almost all of the county’s 60 precinct members showed at the lunchtime meeting at Pendleton’s Kopper Kitchen restaurant. The vote, O’Hanlon said, was unanimous.