(Salem, OR) -- Oregon Senate Majority Leader Rob Wagner is blasting Republicans for refusing to show up on the Senate floor yesterday. Wagner issued a statement saying "Lives are at stake as we deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, and yet the Senate Republicans continue their anti-democratic walkout tactics." Republican senators skipped yesterday's legislative session in protest of the state's handling of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The walkout came on the same day that Governor Kate Brown extended Oregon's state of emergency for another 60 days. This is the third year in a row Oregon Senate Republicans have walked out.