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Statement on Senate Republicans’ Latest Walkout

Feb 25, 2021

For Immediate Release
Contact: Tim McCann
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February 25, 2021

Democratic Party of Oregon Chair Carla “K.C.” Hanson released the following statement:

“Today, Oregon Republicans walked off the job and refused to show up to work — again. This marks the third consecutive year that Senate Republicans have walked out.

“Let’s be clear: When Republicans walk out of the Legislature, they are walking out and turning their backs on Oregonians. At an urgent moment when Oregonians are looking to our elected officials to lead, Republicans have chosen once again to bring our democracy to a grinding halt.

“This refrain is all too familiar for Oregonians. But it has unfortunately become the sad reality for an Oregon GOP that now sees obstruction and sabotage as their preferred tactics, rather than working with their Democratic colleagues to solve the problems we all face as Oregonians.

“There is no shortage of critical and important work before the Oregon Legislature this session. Oregon Democrats have and will continue to show up and do the work to address the crises our state faces. But as we’ve seen time and time again over the last three years, Oregon Republicans would rather skip town and subvert our democracy than do the jobs they were elected to do.

“Enough. Oregonians are tired of this. These Republicans must be held responsible for their actions, and we will work tirelessly to hold them accountable at the ballot box.”