"I am truly saddened by the Democrat's actions of issuing a list of demands and fleeing the state. They have demanded that the Republican Caucus kill certain bills, citing that if we concede to their demands, they will return. They should return not because their demands are met, but because they were elected to do a job, which was to participate in the democratic process, not to run away when the going got tough.
"We, here at the Statehouse, resolve to stay committed to the important, meaningful legislation that is waiting for discussion. We will not kill bills, because we are threatened to do so. We will continue to show up and do the work we were elected to do, which is to represent the people who elected us.
"I wish the Democratic Caucus respected their elected offices enough to show up and represent the people who elected them and partake in the democratic process."