Oregon state police said that they’re calling on “out-of-state resources” to round up Republican state senators who fled the statehouse Thursday to prevent a vote on major climate change legislation.
Per the Associated Press, starting Friday, the rogue lawmakers will be fined $500 each day they aren’t present as punishment for stalling the vote. Luckily for them, supporters have already dumped over $16,308 into a GoFundMe.
“It is absolutely unacceptable that the Senate Republicans would turn their back on their constituents who they are honor-bound to represent here in this building,” Gov. Kate Brown (D) said in a statement.
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