( Picture by Dave Killen )
Tensions escalated late evening yesterday amid Republican law makers preparing to walk out on the voting session of HB 2020, the draconian green bill being shoved though by Oregon’s liberal super majority. Governor Kate Brown has threatened to us Oregon State Police to arrest law makers who flee the state in protest of the house bill. Oregon state Sen. Brian Boquist responded, “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.”
The actions taken by the super majority and the Governor are nothing short of tyranny. The town hall meetings across the state were 2-1 in opposition of this bill. Kate Brown is not governing, she is legislating. If the liberal super majority is so sure that this carbon reduction bill will be so beneficial to Oregon, then lets put it to vote! Governor Brown, arresting our representatives for taking a stand and listening to their constituents is nothing more than taking them hostage. ( political prisoners )
****Update**** Militia members are to blame for the shut down of the state capital house.
***Updates on this story will be posted here though out the day as we get up to date reports***
****UPDATE**** Kate Brown has authorized the OSP to “Round Up” Republican lawmakers who have walked out.
“The Senate Republicans have decided to abandon their duty to serve their constituents and walk out,” Brown said in a statement.
“It is absolutely unacceptable that the Senate Republicans would turn their back on their constituents,” she said. “Who they are honor-bound to represent here in this building. They need to return and do the jobs they were elected to do.” -Kate Brown ( From KGW8 news )
****UPDATE**** Senator Tim Knopp R. Bend Oregon, has been reported to have fled the state as of last night according to KMED, Medford.