Oregon Senate Shuts Down Amid Republican Walkout and Threat by Militia Groups

A vote on “cap and trade” climate change legislation in the Oregon Senate prompted a walkout by all the Republican Senators on Friday, and the Governor later sent state police to track down them down and bring them back — they are allegedly in hiding in Idaho.  Tensions grew higher when Senate President Peter Courtney told The Associated Press (AP) that the Oregon state police “recommended that the Capitol be closed tomorrow [Saturday] due to a possible militia threat.”

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