On Thursday morning, Oregon Governor Kate Brown said she would send state troopers to force Republicans back to the carbon-reduction legislative session. The Republicans face possible arrest and $500 fines for each day they do not show up.
Republican State Senator Brian Boquist went into Western mode when interviewed:
Oregon state senator @BrianBoquistGOP said if R's walk out to stop a vote on Cap and Trade and @OregonGovBrown sends state police to bring him back, they should be single and well armed. Your take? pic.twitter.com/Fcu8NXXl8h
— Pat Dooris (@PatDooris) June 19, 2019
According to The Oregonian:
“A spokeswoman for the Oregon State Police did not respond to an inquiry Wednesday afternoon about whether the agency is investigating Boquist’s threat. Baertschiger’s spokeswoman also did not respond to a request for comment. Senate President Peter Courtney’s spokeswoman said she might have a comment, but had not responded by 6 p.m.”
Capitol update: Sen. Brian Boquist has his walkout boots on. pic.twitter.com/wwgOFAeK2G
— Aubrey Wieber (@aubreywieber) June 19, 2019
We’ll be watching to see how this pans out.