Oregon Calls In Out-Of-State Help To Round Up Rogue Republicans

Oregon State Police monitor a checkpoint near the Malheur Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Oregon on January 29, 2016. Eleven people including Bundy have been arrested since Tuesday, when Robert "LaVoy" Finicum -- the mov... Oregon State Police monitor a checkpoint near the Malheur Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Oregon on January 29, 2016. Eleven people including Bundy have been arrested since Tuesday, when Robert "LaVoy" Finicum -- the movement's de facto spokesman -- was shot dead near the town of Burns in a bloody twist to the drawn-out standoff with the federal government. / AFP / Rob Kerr (Photo credit should read ROB KERR/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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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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