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    Oregon Senate Republicans Flee State In Protest Of Cap and Trade Bill, Denying Dems Q



    Oregon Senate Republicans Flee State In Protest Of Cap and Trade Bill, Denying Dems Quorum, Governor Dispatches Police to Arrest Them

    June 20, 2019, 3:37 pm by Brock Simmons 44 Comments




    A state version of cap and trade has been making its way through the Oregon legislature this year. The bill passed the House last week, with two democrats joining the republicans in a futile effort to oppose it. Now that the bill is in the state Senate, all 11 republicans who make up the minority have apparently fled the state in order to deny the democrats a quorum so that no business can take place on the Senate floor.

    After pleading with republicans to return, the democrats have asked Governor Kate Brown to exercise her authority to dispatch the state police to arrest the missing republicans and forcibly drag them to the capitol building.The Oregonian reports:
    Oregon’s Democratic governor, Kate Brown, has dispatched state troopers to find missing Republican senators and bring them back to Salem to legislate.
    All 11 Republican senators are in hiding, at least some of them out of state, in order to prevent the Senate from having the quorum it needs to operate. They can’t abide the Democrat-backed carbon cap and spend bill that is up for a Senate vote today.
    When Republicans failed to show up on the Senate floor for today’s 11 a.m. session, Senate President Peter Courtney of Salem, a Democrat, asked the sergeant at arms to search the Capitol for the missing lawmakers. That search proved fruitless.
    In response to the walkout, Courtney formally requested that Brown dispatch Oregon State Police troopers to round up the missing Republicans.
    Brown quickly granted that request. “It is absolutely unacceptable that the Senate Republicans would turn their back on their constituents who they are honor-bound to represent here in this building,” she said in a statement. “They need to return and do the jobs they were elected to do.”
    Speaking on the partially vacant Senate floor, Courtney said, “I apologize to the citizens for taking (state troopers) off the streets to look for (missing lawmakers).”
    Oregon’s constitution allows the majority party to “compel” the attendance of absent members of the legislature. The process is rarely used, though.
    In 2001, Oregon Senate Democrats walked out and hid to stop a vote on a Republican legislative redistricting bill. They stayed away, bringing Senate business to a halt, for almost a week.


    The senate Republicans have issued this statement:



    A few days ago, republican Senator Brian Boquist issued veiled threats to anyone who might come to drag him away, talking about how heavily armed he is:
    Tensions were already smoldering in the Oregon Senate Wednesday, when Sen. Brian Boquist, R-Dallas, poured gasoline on the situation, suggesting he would shoot and potentially kill any state trooper sent to haul him unwillingly back to the Capitol.
    The governor’s hint that she would consider sending troopers in the event of a second walkout triggered an aggressive response from Boquist, which was captured by a KGW news team at the Capitol.
    “This is what I told the superintendent,” Boquist said, referring to OSP Superintendent Travis Hampton. “Send bachelors and come heavily armed. I’m not going to be a political prisoner in the state of Oregon. It’s just that simple.”
    A spokeswoman for the Oregon State Police did not respond to an inquiry Wednesday afternoon about whether the agency is investigating Boquist’s threat.
    In an email to The Oregonian/OregonLive Wednesday afternoon, Boquist stuck with his earlier statement and rejected a reporter’s characterization of his threat to troopers as “thinly veiled.”
    “Nothing thinly veiled,” Boquist wrote. “I have been in political coup attempts. I have been held hostage overseas. I have been jailed politically overseas … Not going to be arrested as a political prisoner in Oregon period.”
    As Willamette Week has reported, Boquist is a U.S. Army veteran whose businesses include military training and an international operation that journalists described in the 1990s as a paramilitary force of armed American and Russian ex-military officers.
    Boquist contends that state troopers only have the power to enforce criminal violations and arrest warrants, not to compel absent lawmakers to return to the Capitol during a legislative session.
    Odd that Boquist all of a sudden stands his ground, as he previously co sponsored and voted for a gun confiscation bill, as well as voted with the democrats on the national popular vote compact. His veiled threats against the state police could very well qualify him for gun confiscation via his own law that he helped to pass.Meanwhile, rural Oregonians are up in arms over the cap and trade bill, and a convoy of truckers and loggers led a protest earlier this week on the front steps of the capitol. The protest drew hundreds despite only one day’s notice.



    Senator Kim Thatcher tells The Gateway Pundit “We walked out because the Dems broke the deal for our return on the first walk out! They were going to reset in 2020. That didn’t happen. It’s not for any lack of trying on our part.” She confirms that she is outside the jurisdiction of the Oregon State Police.

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    LOL...none of those Democrats show up to "do their jobs" there were elected to either!!!

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    OREGON LOGGERS Hold Massive Protest Against Democrat Party’s Rural Job-Killing Cap-and-Trade Bill (VIDEO)

    June 22, 2019, 2:09 pm by Jim Hoft 100 Comments

    Democrats in Oregon are pushing new cap-and-trade legislation that will crush the rural economy in the Beaver State.
    The radical green legislation will put the burden on rural workers in the state.
    Republican lawmakers fled the capitol in boycott to deny Democrats a quorum on their job-killing bill.
    The law will cost an average family at least $600 per year.



    When you're already living paycheck to paycheck ....?????

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    Oregon loggers and truckers held a rally at the state house on Saturday.

    Truckers came to the capitol to protest the legislation.
    The rural workers also held a rally on Wednesday.

    video at the page link



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    "It is our right, it is our duty"
    The Latest: ‘Militia threat’ shuts down Oregon statehouse, no, the unlawful democrat shut it down...
    https://apnews.com/d620f06b352748cbb4347ab77ce5d079...



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    The Latest: 'Militia threat' shuts down Oregon statehouse

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on a walkout by Oregon Senate…


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    A TV reporter interviews self-employed logger Bridger Hasbrouck, of Dallas, Ore., outside the Oregon State House in Salem, Ore., on Thursday, June 20, 2019, the day the Senate is scheduled to take up a bill that would create the nation's second cap-and-trade program to curb carbon emissions. Senate Republicans, however, pledged to walk out so there wouldn't be enough lawmakers present for a vote on House Bill 2020, which is extremely unpopular among loggers, truckers and many rural voters. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)


    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on a walkout by Oregon Senate Republicans to protest legislation to address climate change (all times local):
    7:20 p.m.
    A “possible militia threat” is shutting down the Oregon statehouse amid an ongoing walkout by Republican lawmakers who are blocking a vote on landmark climate change legislation with their absence.
    A spokeswoman for the Senate President confirmed late Friday that the “Oregon State Police has recommended that the Capitol be closed tomorrow due to a possible militia threat.”
    Gov. Kate Brown has deployed the state police to round up Republican senators who fled the Legislature — and in some cases, the state — to thwart passage of a climate proposal that would dramatically lower fossil fuel emissions by 2050.

    Right-wing militia groups said they would protest at the Capitol on Saturday as lawmakers convened.
    It’s unclear if the “militia threat” was related to the protest or is something additional.
    12:09 p.m.
    GOP Senators will each be hit with a $500 fine for fleeing the capitol and blocking a vote on proposed climate legislation.
    Republican Sen. Tim Knopp says Friday conservatives plan to file a lawsuit in protest over the fine.
    Senate Majority Leader Ginny Burdick says that the fine is written into statute. She adds that Republicans are holding up portions of the budget in addition to the climate bill.
    Republicans will continue to be fined at $500 a day for each day they’re away from the Capitol.
    Knopp says conservatives are prepared to stay away for as long as it takes. A GoFundMe to cover senators’ expenses and fines has raised more than $4,000.
    ___
    9:23 a.m.
    Republicans in the Oregon Senate were absent for a second day to delay a vote on a sweeping climate policy.
    None of the 11 GOP Senators appeared Friday morning. They have until 11 a.m. to show if they want to avoid a $500 fine.
    Gov. Kate Brown has deployed the state police to round up Republican senators who fled the Legislature — and in some cases, the state — to thwart passage of a climate proposal that would dramatically lower fossil fuel emissions by 2050. Under the proposed bill, Oregon would put an overall limit on greenhouse gas emissions and auction off pollution “allowances” for each ton of carbon industries plan to emit. The legislation would lower that cap over time to encourage businesses to move away from fossil fuels.
    The Oregon State Police has confirmed it is working with out of state of state resources to track the lawmakers down.
    ____
    9:32 p.m.
    GOP senators are preparing to remain absent from the Capitol for a second day to block a landmark climate plan that would be the second of its kind nationwide.
    Gov. Kate Brown has deployed the state police to round up 11 Republican senators who fled the Legislature — and in some cases, the state — to thwart passage of a climate proposal that would dramatically lower fossil fuel emissions by 2050.
    The GOP lawmakers didn’t show on Thursday and there were no indications they would return Friday.
    State Police can force senators they track down in Oregon into a patrol car to return them to the Capitol, although the agency said in a statement that it would use “polite communication” and patience to bring the rogue lawmakers back.

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    Pay attention to what is happening in Oregon



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    Armed Militias Pledge to Fight for Fugitive Oregon GOP Lawmakers ‘At Any Cost’
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    Another beautiful state being destroyed by the DemonRATS...vote them out!!
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