Militiamen Step Into Action After Dem Governor Threatens To Arrest Republican Lawmakers

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Re-Published with the permission of The Right Wing Tribune.

Opinion, Speculation and Analysis By JonDougherty

The Oregon capital in Salem has been closed after alleged threats of violence by militia groups over Gov. Kate Brown’s (D) order to the Highway Patrol to find and return absent Republican senators who have left to deprive the chamber of a quorum over opposition to an economy-killing cap-and-trade bill.

The Wall Street Journal reports that the capitol building was shuttered by law enforcement officials acting on tips that state militia groups could get violent over the showdown between the governor and the GOP senators.

“The State Police Superintendent just informed the Senate president of a credible threat from militia groups coming to the Capitol tomorrow,” read a text sent out to senators on Friday that was shared with The Wall Street Journal. “The Superintendent strongly recommends that no one come to the Capitol.”

Oregon State Police officials said they were continuing to monitor threats and would keep the capitol building closed indefinitely.

“The safety of legislators, staff and citizen visitors could be compromised if certain threatened behaviors were realized,” said Tim Fox, a captain with the Oregon state police.

The WSJ noted further:

He didn’t elaborate on the nature of the threats, which came as Republicans remained on the run outside the state, in an effort to block a bill that would limit greenhouse-gas emissions in Oregon.

The bill, HB 2020, would make Oregon the second state in the country to set up a cap-and-trade system for all sectors of the economy. California was the first, after passing a similar bill in 2016.

Democrats had scheduled a vote on the bill Thursday, but all 11 Republican senators fled the state. At least 20 senators must be present for a quorum, so Democrats need at least two Republicans present to hold a vote.

The current legislative session ends June 30. Republicans are hoping to run out the clock so that they can prevent the legislation from being voted on at all.

Fox News caught up with one of the absent GOP senators in neighboring Idaho over the weekend. Read More At National Sentinel 

22 thoughts on “Militiamen Step Into Action After Dem Governor Threatens To Arrest Republican Lawmakers

    1. When politicians do not do their jobs, they need to be arrested and sentenced to 20 years of jail time, loss of all pensions and only then, when it hits them in the pocket will it stop

      1. If your post is insinuating that those who are boycotting a vote as not doing their jobs……maybe you’re missing a huge point. Maybe this is the only way they can be the “voice” of their constituents. Their JOB is to REPRESENT………..remember?

      2. They work for their continuance of there districts
        not for the liberals like you. Wake up liberals, your
        Democratic party is ruining America not Trump.

      3. ssilv48
        The ones who have left are doing their jobs. I cite part of their oath of office; to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, I suggest that any politician who violates their oath should be subject to removal from office.

      4. You need to identify the politicians not doing their job, the Democrats are in the majority and the “vote” is going to be partisan, plus the Cap & Trade will set a dangerous precedent for the conservatives and businesses in Oregon; so the Republicans are doing a better job for the state than the Marxists’ Democrats.

  1. Because you have a lot of stupid people in California willing to hand over tax dollars to further Democrats agenda. The cap and trade is BS. It’s more important to read what the legislation doesn’t accomplish than what it tries to accomplish. The cap and trade does more harm than good and affects the people who can least afford it. Nothing but a giant tax hike that won’t solve anything.

  2. The Democrats on the West Coast are completely out of their minds and because of a majority are passing bills that no one in their right minds would even consider. This rogue fool of a governor needs to be recalled!

  3. Now there is a real target for impeachment! Refocus troops and put her back on the streets. I mean bar her from any and all public service offices. See how her scatterbrained ideas fly in a capitalistic business arena. jwstx

  4. the democraps did the same thing in i think Wisconsin to defeat a bill the republicans wanted a vote on but i dont remember the same negative press being generated toward them ..funny how thats works aint it

    1. Dems also ran over state line in Texas a while back to avoid a vote on something, but that also was ok. Between dems and msm definitely a double standard all the way around.

  5. I would venture a guess that the threats were issued by a member of the left to make conservatives look bad. And the local po-lice will not investigate too deep to avoid unveiling the culprit.

  6. Kudos to these men standing up to this Communist/Democrat Bitch.Hope we have more men in other states with kahones to stand up to the Democrat SCUM

  7. People, People, you’re worried about climate change, which has as many scientists refuting it as has tried to force it down our throats–well, how ’bout looking out for FELLOW Americans!!! TRACFONE and SafeLink Wireless are OWNED by a MEXICAN Telecommunication company “America Movil”—Safelink Wireless receives MILLIONS of U.S. Tax DOLLARS to provide cellphones to low income Americans who simply can’t afford home phones–yet they REFUSE to honor legitimate applications by Americans and SIT on the money they are PAID BY U.S. GOVERNMENT WHO SUBSIDIZES THE PROGRAM!!! And who will gnash and slobber out the mouth IF you or Trump try to stop it?? DemocRATS!!!

  8. I have never been so proud to be a life time Conservative, Oregonian in hijacked Oregon State. Bloody Kate and her following are killing our beautiful State. Recall and audit Bloody Kate. In the mean time, hope you Senators know how much you are appreciated and that you get a little high lakes fishing in…you have more than earned it!

  9. “But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.” – The Declaration of Independence

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