Skip to comments.Oregon Republicans stay home, deny Democrats a quorum ahead of planned votes on abortion, gun control bills
Posted on 05/04/2023 5:33:43 PM PDT by cotton1706
Republican state senators in Oregon didn't show up to work on Wednesday, denying the Democrats who control the chamber a quorum and casting doubt on planned votes later this week on legislation pertaining to gun safety, abortion rights and sex reassignment health care.
The boycott comes as several statehouses around the nation, including in Montana and Tennessee, have been battlegrounds between conservatives and liberals. Oregon has been increasingly divided between the liberal population centers like Portland and Eugene, and its mostly conservative rural areas.
The office of Oregon Senate President Rob Wagner said 10 Republican senators and the chamber's lone independent were absent Wednesday, and that four of the Republicans and the independent were absent without an excuse. The so-called walkout prevented the Senate from holding its scheduled session.
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Democrats did this in both Texas and Wisconsin.
A tried-and-true tactic that goes back to Menenius Agrippa and the Aventine secession.
The Dems are screeching about the Repubs “taking their ball and going home,” and that “they should get back to work and do their jobs.” Same old tired. BS. These Senators are doing their jobs by walking out to stop the insanity that’s happening in this Legislative session. The Dems here are real ghouls. It’s the only tool they have, really. It took guts to do what they did, and Oregon conservatives are proud of them.
Good, these are well worth the effort. It is the last check and balance left.
Those cowards from Wisconsin hid in Illinois for weeks.
Yup dems did it and they ran away to minnesota and illinois.
We will see the new media / democrat hypocritical shift on this very shortly.
The Dems will use the tools available to them, be it state police or FBI. So the Republicans better be good at HIDING.
Sex reassignment [is not] health care.
There needs to be some adults in the room.
This is good news if you like the 2nd Amendment, don’t like abortion, and don’t like the tranny show.
I hope they stay out until the end of June or until the legislative session ends.
And were heralded in the MSM as “courageous” and “brave”. And the Republicans were fascists for wanting to send troopers to get them.
Oregon R’s have been doing this off and on for years now. Well before Texas and Wi did anything.
Works for the RAT turd rollers every time. Our side needs to start using all of the RAT tactics.
The Dems passed a bill making the politician unelectable if they walk out for a certain number of days. Proud of these Repubs.
It was done by initiative petition. But we all know who it favors.
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