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Oregon GOP legislator ousted over state Capitol breach

2 days ago   |   By My Sanantonio

SALEM, Ore. - Republican lawmakers voted with majority Democrats in the Oregon House of Representatives to take the historic step of expelling a Republican member who let violent, far-right protesters into the state Capitol on Dec. 21.
Legislators said on the House floor that this could be the most important vote they ever cast. They then proceeded Thursday night to expel an unapologetic Rep. Mike Nearman with a 59-1 vote, marking the first time a member has been expelled by the House in its 160-year history. The only vote against the resolution for expulsion was Nearman's own.
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The GOP lawmaker who let far-right protesters into the Oregon State Capitol has been expelled after he was caught on video plotting the incursion

The GOP lawmaker who let far-right protesters into the Oregon State Capitol has been expelled after he was caught on video plotting the incursion

2 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement The Oregon state representative who let far-right protesters into the State Capitol was removed from office after being caught on video plotting the breach .
On Thursday, the Oregon House passed a resolution that said GOP State Rep. Mike Nearman participated in "disorderly behavior" by opening the doors to the State Capitol as protesters gathered outside on December 21.
Nearman himself was the only member to vote against it. As a result of the vote, he was removed from his position.
The December 2020 protesters came to the Capitol to protest the state's COVID-19...
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