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Fri Jun 21, 2019, 08:41 PM

Armed Militias Pledge to Fight for Fugitive Oregon GOP Lawmakers 'At Any Cost'

Right-wing militia groups across the Pacific Northwest are mobilizing to prevent Oregon state police from arresting Republican state senators who went into hiding on Thursday in order to prevent climate change legislation from passing.

All eleven of Oregon’s Republican state senators are currently on-the-lam, with some leaving for Idaho in an effort to deny the Democrat-controlled state senate a quorum to pass a cap-and-trade bill. In response, Oregon Governor Kate Brown (D), citing a provision in the state constitution that allows the state to “compel” absent lawmakers to attend legislative sessions, dispatched state troopers to bring them back.

One of the lawmakers on the lam, Republican Brian Boquist (R), warned that he would resort to violence rather than return to the state, implying in a local television interview that he would attack law enforcement officers sent to retrieve him.

“Send bachelors and come heavily armed,” Boquist said. “I’m not going to be a political prisoner in the state of Oregon. It’s just that simple.”

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/armed-militias-pledge-to-fight-for-fugitive-oregon-gop-lawmakers-at-any-cost/ar-AADex2q?li=BBnbcA1

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Iliyah Jun 2019 #1
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tulipsandroses Jun 2019 #5
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2019, 08:44 PM

1. Dems trip went out of WI but never claimed violence and guns

Republicans are a violent party.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2019, 08:46 PM

2. gov brown should forget the other repubs and bring in boquist right now. the others will reconsider.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2019, 08:58 PM

3. Lot of bluster, lot of big talk.

Call their bluff and they will fold. If they don't, shoot 'em.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2019, 09:02 PM

4. Call their bluff.

And then arrest them if they resist.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2019, 10:08 PM

5. Interesting-

I'm interested to see how this plays out. We have someone threatening violence - Will police go in with guns blazing, threatening to put a cap in his head? Will they think he had a weapon, fear for their life and had to shoot? Hmmm. Or maybe thats just unarmed, non threatening black folks that they "just thought" had a weapon or were threatening.

Ahh, white privilege at play. Only white folks can get away with this shit.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Jun 21, 2019, 11:44 PM

6. "The Party of Ideas"

I know, let's go into hiding to avoid the legislative process.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Jun 22, 2019, 03:19 PM

7. Oregon Senate Democrats hastily cancelled a planned Saturday floor session late Friday afternoon.

The radio in the illustration is a Midland GXT GMRS radio. They're not really military grade.

Midland LXT and GXT radios

Steve Minard Retweeted

Republicans in Oregon... *fleeing *threatening the police *rallying a armed militia to protect polluters from the slightest climate change legislation All things many conservatives would use to justify shooting black motorist



Oregon Senate Democrats hastily cancelled a planned Saturday floor session late Friday afternoon, citing reports that right-wing militia members were planning to rally at the Capitol. #orpol



Oregon Senate Cancels Saturday Session Amid Reports of Militia Groups Protesting at Capitol

“The State Police Superintendent just informed the Senate President of a credible threat from militia groups coming to the Capitol tomorrow.”

By Aaron Mesh | Published June 21 at 6:12 PM Updated June 21 at 8:58 PM

Oregon Senate Democrats hastily cancelled a planned Saturday floor session late Friday afternoon, citing reports that right-wing militia members were planning to rally at the Capitol.

Sen. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward (D-Portland) posted on social media a text message from Senate leadership, stating that the Saturday session was cancelled.

"The State Police Superintendent just informed the Senate President of a credible threat from militia groups coming to the Capitol tomorrow," the message says. "The Superintendent strongly recommends that no one come to the Capitol and President [Peter] Courtney heeded that advice minutes ago."
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Republican state senators are teaming up with local paramilitary groups for potential armed standoff

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