Oregon Democrats’ Actions to Arrest and Fine Legislators: Shocking and Disgraceful

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WASHINGTON – Following reports that Oregon governor Kate Brown and state Senate Democrats have ordered state police to search for and compel Republican legislators to return to Salem for a vote on harmful legislation, even threatening to arrest those that do not comply, RSLC communications director Dave Abrams issued the following statement:

“Actions by Governor Brown and Senate Democrats to arrest and fine legislators fighting for what they believe to be right is shocking and disgraceful. This massive cap-and-trade boondoggle will raise taxes and energy costs on those who can least afford it: small businesses, farmers, families, and anyone who drives a car. We stand with every Republican senator who is standing up, at all costs, to ensure every Oregonian has a voice in this decision, and we encourage every American to support them.”