A senator from the state of Oregon is facing an official complaint after threatening the state police after the decision by the MPs to boycott the vote on a climate change bill.
State Senator Brian Bokist (R) was hit with Saturday's complaint earlier this month that he would shoot state soldiers sent by Oregon governor Kate Brown (D) to circumvent the lawmakers who missed the vote .
State Senator Floyd Prozanski (D), Chairman of the Special Senate, said the behavior committee had filed a formal complaint against Boquist, adding that a hearing would be held early next month, according to Associated Press.
He did not provide details or indicate the extent of the penalty
"I will not make any comments on what is said or what is contained in the report because it is under consideration before the committee," Prozanski told the newspaper . "As a chairman, I do not believe it is appropriate for me to comment until we, as a full committee, take what action we will take."
Boquist was one of several PP lawmakers who refused to return to the state building to vote on a remarkable climate bill that would introduce restrictions and trade regulations. Later, he offered to shoot state soldiers sent to bring back he and his colleagues from the US.
"That's what he told the manager," said Boquist, referring to the captain of the CAP, Travis Hampton. "Send the bachelors and come heavily armed. I'm not going to be a political prisoner in Oregon. It's just that simple. "Brown hinted that state soldiers could be sent to gather non-serving MPs, saying in a statement that she" has close links with the Oregon State Police. "
The State Senate was eventually forced to repeal the law after having had not enough MPs to vote on.
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Republican lawmakers returned to the Senate of Oregon on Saturday after a nine-day protest.