Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has been accused of “retaliating” against a salon owner named Lindsey Graham (yes, that’s her name) after Graham purposefully reopened her salon in May in defiance of the state’s lockdown orders, including sending Child Protective Services to her home to interview her children without her knowledge.
According to Fox News, Graham has accused Brown of bringing the full weight of the state against her for violating the lockdown orders with unreasonable fines and intimidation tactics like threatening her children:
Glamour Salon owner Lindsey Graham reopened her salon in May and received a fine of $14,000 from the state. Graham claimed that Brown began to personally “terrorize” her family, and threatened to place her children under the care of Child Protective Services to “intimidate” her into closing her salon doors.
“As soon as I tried to open my doors against the governor’s mandate back in May, she came at me with the full weight of the state,” Graham told “The Ingraham Angle” on Monday.
“She terrorized myself, she terrorized my stylists, and she terrorized my family. She took every government agency she could, and she put her full weight into intimidating me into closing, including sending Child Protective Cervices to my home and threatening the removal of my children.”
Three days after publically opening her salon, Child Protective Services showed up at Graham’s home and “interviewed my children without my presence,” she explained.
They “opened a full-blown case against me which was completely bogus and unwarranted, and it didn’t come until I shot back at them with a threat of the lawsuit,” that they backed down, Graham said.
In retaliation of her own, Graham has launched a $100,000 lawsuit against the state for damages sustained to her businesses.
It’s not clear if Brown actually did this but it wouldn’t be outside of her character. Brown is known for using the government to enforce rules for underhanded reasons. This is the same woman who allowed Antifa and BLM to burn, loot, and destroy Oregon communities but declared a state of emergency when the Proud Boys decided to hold a rally.
If this is true, and Brown did terrorize this woman by threatening to abduct her children, then this should be a huge story and, moreover, a lesson to anyone who believes electing authoritarian leaders is the way to go.