Some Oregon GOP state senators flee state rather than vote on climate bill

Some Oregon GOP state senators flee state rather than vote on climate bill 1


All Oregon Republican state senators have walked out of the Capitol to avoid voting on a climate bill that would put a hard cap on greenhouse gas emissions. Brooke Baldwin discusses with CNN's Chris Cillizza and Democratic presidential candidate Gov. Jay Inslee.

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51 Comments on "Some Oregon GOP state senators flee state rather than vote on climate bill"

  1. Even if they vote against the bill I still can’t believe people are defending these legislators walking off the job. Any legislator who pulls this stunt should be kicked out of office.

    • Dick Diggler | June 25, 2019 at 11:16 PM | Reply

      So Kate Brown, Bernie Sanders, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Camila Harris, AOC, any NEO-con… please this is nothing new.

  2. John Preston | June 25, 2019 at 3:31 PM | Reply

    cowardice snowflakes…
    that is modern day Republicans…
    lie, cheat, steal…
    that is their M.O…

    • John Preston | June 26, 2019 at 7:07 AM | Reply

      @Walter Boswell – it’s a bit disturbing…
      you with butt fucking on your mind all the time…
      not surprised in the least…

    • Earthen Brown | June 26, 2019 at 11:40 AM | Reply

      Joshua Zimmer just as relevant as your YouTube comment. Sorry buddy!

  3. So Republicans walk out claiming “this raises taxes” and also walked out on tax cut bills…truly the do-nothing party.

    • FordClit TourAss I have zero respect for anybody that votes republican. There is too much easily accessible information out there for morons like yourself to still be so uninformed. There is only one reason to still vote republican.(hint: it’s about race). Republican policies have failed for years and yet you morons still keep putting them in office. Talk about a lack of common sense, that would be you dumbass.

    • Proudpatriot28 | June 26, 2019 at 9:36 AM | Reply
      How about do your homework and research before ranting ignorantly

    • nice one Amber!!!

  4. ADjustinG2013 | June 25, 2019 at 3:37 PM | Reply

    so i can run from my job AND STILL KEEP IT??

    • So what was the reason for the Oregon Republicans to stage a mass exodus? A bill to be voted on concerning Climate Change in the state of Oregon.
      Florida is already dealing with rising sea levels, tax payers will foot the bill for federal aid this century for bigger disasters in every state. Good luck everyone.

    • John Patrick | June 26, 2019 at 7:28 AM | Reply

      @Kylem So the media didn’t run interference for Obama and Hillary?
      They didn’t call anyone and everyone who disagreed with Obama a racist?
      The Left, especially the MSM branch of the Left, only calls each other out when they’re given no other choice.

    • People do it all the time, it’s called a strike! These Senators are actually looking out for their constituents, unlike the idiots people like you vote for!

  5. Compromise is always at the heart of any true democracy

  6. The salary of a state senator should be deducted according to how many voting the senator skipped.

    • David Kempton | June 26, 2019 at 12:40 AM | Reply

      That just ENABLES them – remember, GOP POLITICIANS DO NOT GET THEIR MONEY FROM THEIR SALARIES. They get it from lobbyists and corporate take-overs.

    • David Kempton oh just GOP you’re a fool DEMs do exactly the same thing hypocrite…’s all of them

    • That actually wouldn’t do all that much. A state senator actually does not make as much as you think.

      It’s all public info online. Most State Senators have other jobs or streams of revenue from where they get their wealth. Loosing a small chunk from a supplemental income stream won’t effect them too much.

      State senators certainly are not in it for the small salary. I wonder why they do it…… hmmmm

    • Rapist Trump ODA 595 | June 26, 2019 at 11:40 AM | Reply

      @Beachdudeca this country needs an open rebellion

  7. Wow if I left work because I didnt want to do the job; I would be fired!

  8. do your job or someone else will.. just like mcdonalds will do..

  9. sheila Smith | June 25, 2019 at 3:54 PM | Reply

    So this let’s the people of oregon know how the Republicans in Oregon feel about climate change vs the wrath of their corporate donors

  10. Roger McCaslin | June 25, 2019 at 3:56 PM | Reply

    Mike Pence: We’ll follow the science…right up to the point where the energy industry tells us to stop.

    • Josh Gibladar | June 25, 2019 at 10:18 PM | Reply

      @Richard Christie 😂😂😂😂keep dreaming!!!
      Do you want links two to rounds of emails saying how they are rigging the data?
      Or here
      Search: the greening earth

      Earth is 33% greener than it was 30 years ago. Because of increased carbon and temprrature.
      Pence did not lie. They lied from the beginning about it all!!!

    • Josh Gibladar | June 25, 2019 at 10:21 PM | Reply

      @Richard Christie rock solid global science consensus ????😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
      Go to and find the seized asset list from trumps executive order. It’s up to 1300 pages. And first on the list of seized assets is the second acadamy on natural science. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂You want us to listen to pedophiles????

    • Richard Christie | June 26, 2019 at 12:04 AM | Reply

      @Josh Gibladar You are deluded, NASA has a page explaining the global scientific consensus and the reasons they support it. That you don’t link straight to that page betrays your mendacity.

    • Richard Christie | June 26, 2019 at 1:05 AM | Reply

      @bob Bunni Name a single credible scientific organisation that denies the international scientific consensus on man made climate change or stop being a butt-head. And here is a (very) short list of many of those organisations that do support it,
      Additionally the IPCC reports are the most comprehensive summaries of the current understanding of climate science.

      The scientific consensus is as good as absolute. The only way around it is by denial and/or conspiracy theory.

  11. Terry Normalcy | June 25, 2019 at 4:02 PM | Reply

    Cowards. It’s time to pay the piper.

  12. No more special treatment for gov workers! If any of us walked out of our job we’ld be fired!

  13. Puttentane Same | June 25, 2019 at 4:10 PM | Reply

    Seems the entire GOP has fled….from defending American democracy to aiding & abetting Despot Don.

  14. Oh I believe in science. When it says what I want it to say.

  15. Dylan Ramirez | June 25, 2019 at 4:22 PM | Reply

    Politics is the complete opposite of what a normal job should be..
    A literal position based on untouchable nature.
    This is gross and something has got to change..

    • “A literal position based on untouchable nature”, a quote to make the gods bow, lol. The room temp IQ here is quite low.

    • David Kempton | June 26, 2019 at 12:41 AM | Reply

      Start shooting EVERY GOP in office. it wi8ll only need a couple dozen before they get the message.
      And if we DON’T ,then we ALL will lose – everything (defined as – AIR…)

    • Are you kidding me? You clearly know nothing about politics because the democrats did this years back! They were the 1st to do it. Do your own research. O and the “farmers” they seem to care so much about. That bill they are trying to pass will seriously hurt them thats why they are protesting the bill? Delusional people

    • @David Kempton I think you’ve had too much of the Koolaid, buddy.

  16. Remember this behavior when these fools come asking for YOUR vote so they can get back into office.

  17. They learned that from Wisconsin Democrats who left state to not vote for collective bargaining reform for unions.

  18. Oregon needs to Fire these Morons out Office!!!!

  19. Resignations should be called for. And paychecks should be held. Dereliction of duty should have to apply to any person holding a government position

  20. Wow fled the state? They must of been heavily bribed by someone to run that far away. I smell corruption

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