(Boise State Public Radio) The head of an Idaho militia says his group is working with some of the Oregon Republican senators who have fled to Idaho in protest of a bill to combat climate change.

Eric Parker, president of The Real Three Percent of Idaho, told Boise State Public Radio his group has both been helping the Republican senators and connecting them with sympathetic Idaho elected officials.

“We’re doing what we can,” he said.

Oregon Senate Republican spokeswoman Kate Gillem told the Oregonian that the senators “are not with any militias and are not accepting their help.”

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