June 20, 2019

Action Alert:
Oregon State Senator threatens to shoot troopers

An Oregon state senator has threatened to shoot state troopers if they try to enforce the law and stop the stonewalling plaguing the senate.

Senator Brian Boquist (R) threatened that any attempt to force him to attend the state senate and vote on a climate change package will see him resort to violence.

“Send bachelors and come heavily armed. I’m not going to be a political prisoner in the state of Oregon. It’s just that simple.” he said according to Oregon Live.

Governor Brown claims, with legal expert backing, that state troopers can be used to make elected officials attend the current legislature session and stop the stonewalling crippling the senate.

No stranger to either controversy or guns, the senator’s questionable activities are covered in an article raising questions over how he made money, his campaign donations and his company, ICI.  It is allegedly a humanitarian company, but a journalist in 2012 said it is in effect a paramilitary group.

Elected to a high office, Boquist is showing contempt for life, for his constituents, for law enforcement officers and law.

Please contact Oregon State Senator Floyd Prozanski, Chair of the Special Committee on Conduct through one of the channels listed below and give him the following message, personalized to your liking:

I was shocked to learn that Senator Brian Boquist is getting away with threatening to shoot and kill Oregon state troopers if they try to enforce the law on him.

On hearing that the governor might invoke powers to stop stonewalling and legally use state troopers to make elected officials actually vote rather than stall, Boquist said:  “Send bachelors and come heavily armed. I’m not going to be a political prisoner in the state of Oregon. It’s just that simple.”

If any other member of the community threatened to kill Oregon state troopers for enforcing the law, they would hardly be walking around free.  For an elected representative to openly threaten to shoot and kill law enforcement agents is unacceptable.  It shows complete disregard for the rule of law and casts a cloud over the office he is meant to uphold.  

 I want the Oregon Senate to censure Boquist, and for the Conduct Committee you chair to investigate his statements and taking appropriate action.  The people of Oregon deserve an elected representative who strives to uphold the law, not one who says he will kill if troopers try to enforce it.  Should Boquist remain a senator at all if he won’t uphold the law and threatens lives?  I don’t think so, and I will be watching to see what actions the Senate takes.

Oregon State Legislature, Senator Floyd Prozanski
Phone: (503) 986-1704
Email: Sen.FloydProzanski@OregonLegislature.gov
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PlatteCountyR3/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SenProzanski

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