What Next

Oregon Republicans Walked Out. Democrats Caved.

Will we see more minority party walkouts as a way to prevent supermajorities from legislating?

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Republican state senators in Oregon are refusing to go to work. In a state legislature where Democrats hold a supermajority, the walkout is one way Republicans can put a halt to their rivals’ progressive agenda. With several statehouses throughout the nation held by supermajorities, is walking out going to become more common?

Guest: Jason Wilson, journalist and columnist at the Guardian.

Podcast production by Mary Wilson, Jayson De Leon, and Ethan Brooks.