CNO affiliate KOIN reports the dismissal is due to concerns from militia groups gathered in the State Capitol, and Oregon State Police captain Tim Fox said in a statement that the state police and partner agencies "plan accordingly".
"We have been monitoring information throughout the day indicating that the safety of lawmakers, employees and citizens could be compromised when certain vulnerable behaviors are detected," Fox said in a Friday's CNN report Saturday received explanation.
"It is absolutely unacceptable that the Senate republicans turn their backs on their constituents who they are." Must stand here in this building, "Brown said in a statement at the time." They need to go back and do the jobs for them
On Friday, Senate Republican Whip Dennis Linthicum said in a statement that the Senate Republicans "will run out of time at the legislative session as the state budget is ready and funded until that storm false narratives and intimidation passes by. "
Oregon's legislature ends June 30.
Democratic Senator Sara Gelser rejected the suggestion that it was a democratic weekend meeting.
Sen. of the democratic state. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward told CNN on Saturday that, in addition to security threats, there are many budgetary constraints to consider before the legislature's break. She said that Republicans "violated our (state) constitution and their oath of office" by not coming to work.
The Senate is expected to meet on Sunday, said Steiner Hayward.
CNN's Jamie Ehrlich contributed to this report.