Oregon governor deploys state police after Republicans flee Capitol

Oregon governor deploys state police after Republicans flee Capitol

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown deployed the state police Thursday to try to round up Republican lawmakers who fled the Capitol to block a vote on a landmark economy-wide climate plan. Gov. Brown denounced the GOP walkout and explained her decision to compel a quorum. She added it was ’absolutely unacceptable’ that the lawmakers would ’turn their backs on their constituents’.

Simone
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ConcealCarryProtect
ConcealCarryProtect 7 months

Uhm. What??? Wasting police resources on a manhunt for GOP lawmakers because they didnt want to vote on climate change???? Thats total bullshit.

Michael Cothren
Michael Cothren 7 months

No, police state here

Paul C
Paul C 7 months

How can a governor make the police do anything to impinge the freedom of any citizen that is not under suspicion of committing a crime?

Hannibal
Hannibal 7 months

But when Texas Democrats did something similar a few years back Democrats praised them for their courage while Republicans excoriated them for cowardice.

T.N. Morgan
T.N. Morgan 7 months

Clown world.

ThatOneGuy WhoDoesThatThing
ThatOneGuy WhoDoesThatThing 7 months

I suddenly have this image of a dukes of hazard style chase with all of the Republican legislation pulling a clown car in the back of an old muscle car...

Oprahsanalbeads
Oprahsanalbeads 7 months

"send bachelor's and come heavily armed." that would be a great slogan for any anti-tyranny flag

Fonky Munk
Fonky Munk 7 months

Good drag them in kicking and screaming. One of the Grand Ol’ Pricks actually threatened to shoot law enforcement so hopefully they do the right thing and put him away lol

Duane Allen
Duane Allen 7 months

Governing by forced compulsion, God speed Mr. Boquist

Beck70
Beck70 7 months

Is this even legal?

Judi Em
Judi Em 7 months

When the Democrats in WI crossed into IL to avoid a vote a few years back the Republicans didn't do anything like that. Man the leftists are such whiny babies.

Julian Collot
Julian Collot 7 months

The cops will get what’s coming to them if they don’t just leave it be

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