David Roberts @drvox Seattleite transplanted from Tennessee; now blogging for vox.com/ about energy politics. Climate hawk, deficit dove. Not a doctor. Jun. 20, 2019 1 min read

Oregon Republicans are literally fleeing the state to avoid passing climate policy, because the GOP is a mature, healthy party that respects science & democracy.

Honestly, is there even a pretense of justification for this? Or is the GOP just ok with violently defying the democratic wishes of state voters?

"Governor Brown Authorizes State Police to Bring Back Senate Republicans"

Bad boys bad boys, whatcha gonna do ...

Excellent thread on Oregon Republicans and the fines they're paying for fleeing the state.

One Oregon Senate Republican, a US Army veteran, threatened police with violence if they came to arrest him. "Send bachelors and come heavily armed," he said. It's ok to threaten officers of the law with violence if you're a white male Republican I guess.  https://www.newsweek.com/oregon-republican-threatens-state-troopers-climate-change-1444978 

Unbelievable. This Oregon Republican thinks fleeing the state, denying the democratic majority the ability to pass its wishes into law, is just serving his constituents. It's the party of Trump, top to bottom.

Here's an Oregon senator calling Oregon Gov. Brown a "dictator" because she wants to force him to come to the capitol and do his job, i.e., vote on bills that have majority public & legislator support.

Normal political party.  https://earther.gizmodo.com/oregon-state-police-are-searching-for-republican-lawmak-1835705647 


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