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Oregon Republicans stay home, deny Democrats a quorum ahead of planned votes on abortion, gun control bills
Fox News ^ | 5/4/23

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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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: abortion; democrats; elections; guncontrol; oregon
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Let's see how the Democrats like their own playbooks being thrown back at them.

Democrats did this in both Texas and Wisconsin.

1 posted on 05/04/2023 5:33:43 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

A tried-and-true tactic that goes back to Menenius Agrippa and the Aventine secession.


2 posted on 05/04/2023 5:35:54 PM PDT by rfp1234 (E Porcibus Unum )
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To: Twotone; VeryFRank; Clinging Bitterly; Rio; aimhigh; Hieronymus; bray; 1malumprohibitum; ...
If you would like more information about what’s happening in Oregon, please FReepmail me. Please send me your name by FReepmail if you want to be on this list.
3 posted on 05/04/2023 5:36:09 PM PDT by Twotone
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To: cotton1706

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.


4 posted on 05/04/2023 5:38:03 PM PDT by ten18
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To: cotton1706

Good, these are well worth the effort. It is the last check and balance left.


5 posted on 05/04/2023 5:39:14 PM PDT by Openurmind (The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world it leaves to its children. ~ D. Bonhoeffer)
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To: cotton1706

Those cowards from Wisconsin hid in Illinois for weeks.

L


6 posted on 05/04/2023 5:40:23 PM PDT by Lurker ( Peaceful coexistence with the Left is not possible. Stop pretending that it is.)
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To: Openurmind

https://www.oregonlive.com/politics/2022/11/voters-appear-to-approve-oregon-measure-113-punishing-lawmakers-for-walkouts.html


7 posted on 05/04/2023 5:45:42 PM PDT by gundog (It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. )
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To: cotton1706

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.


8 posted on 05/04/2023 5:48:27 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Twotone

Excellent news.


9 posted on 05/04/2023 5:49:04 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Never worry about anything. Worry never solved any problem or moved any stone.)
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To: cotton1706

The Dems will use the tools available to them, be it state police or FBI. So the Republicans better be good at HIDING.


10 posted on 05/04/2023 5:49:36 PM PDT by BobL
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To: cotton1706

Sex reassignment [is not] health care.

Fixed it.


11 posted on 05/04/2023 5:53:37 PM PDT by Jim Noble (It is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government)
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To: gundog

There needs to be some adults in the room.


12 posted on 05/04/2023 5:54:00 PM PDT by Openurmind (The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world it leaves to its children. ~ D. Bonhoeffer)
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To: cotton1706

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.


13 posted on 05/04/2023 5:54:28 PM PDT by unclebankster ( Globalism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.)
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To: cotton1706

And were heralded in the MSM as “courageous” and “brave”. And the Republicans were fascists for wanting to send troopers to get them.


14 posted on 05/04/2023 6:20:56 PM PDT by FrankRizzo890
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To: cotton1706

Oregon R’s have been doing this off and on for years now. Well before Texas and Wi did anything.


15 posted on 05/04/2023 6:24:23 PM PDT by SPDSHDW (Ron DeSantis. The latest GOPe champion in a long list of winners. Jeb! Mitt Romney, and John McStain)
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To: cotton1706

Works for the RAT turd rollers every time. Our side needs to start using all of the RAT tactics.


16 posted on 05/04/2023 6:32:33 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (We didn't have all this violence when we had God in our schools and AMERICA WAS GREAT!)
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Atta-boy, Dennis!


17 posted on 05/04/2023 7:01:02 PM PDT by Rio
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To: cotton1706

The Dems passed a bill making the politician unelectable if they walk out for a certain number of days. Proud of these Repubs.


18 posted on 05/04/2023 7:13:31 PM PDT by bray (Dr Fauxi killed millions)
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To: bray

It was done by initiative petition. But we all know who it favors.


19 posted on 05/04/2023 8:09:37 PM PDT by gundog (It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. )
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To: cotton1706

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20 posted on 05/04/2023 10:13:23 PM PDT by sauropod (“If they don’t believe our lies, well, that’s just conspiracy theorist stuff, there.”)
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