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Oregon Lawmakers Remove Legislator Over State Capitol Breach

Rep. Mike Nearman is the first member of Oregon’s House to be expelled in its 160-year history

6/11/2021 7:45:00 AM

Rep. Mike Nearman is the first member of Oregon’s House to be expelled in its 160-year history

Lawmakers in Oregon expelled Republican legislator Mike Nearman , who let violent, far-right protesters into the Statehouse last December.

Pro-Trump demonstrators held a rally outside the Oregon State Capitol in Salem on Dec. 21, 2020.Photo:Associated PressJune 11, 2021 12:33 am ETSALEM, Ore.—Lawmakers in Oregon on Thursday night expelled a Republican legislator who let violent, far-right protesters into the Statehouse.

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Rep. Mike Nearman was the first member of the House to be expelled in its 160-year history. The House voted 59-1 to remove him from the Legislature for disorderly behavior.At an earlier hearing Rep. Paul Holvey said Mr. Nearman let in protesters who had planned to occupy the Capitol. Some were armed.

Mr. Nearman was seen on security video opening a door to protesters on Dec. 21 as lawmakers met in emergency session to deal with economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. Protesters barged into the building, which was closed to the public because of coronavirus safety protocols, got into shoving matches with police and sprayed officers with bear spray. headtopics.com

“It’s impossible to overstate the seriousness of the reason we are here today,” Mr. Holvey said. “Rep. Nearman enabled armed, violent protesters to enter the Capitol, breaching the security of the Capitol, which was officially closed to the public, and also endangered the authorized staff and legislators inside the building.”

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All need to be expelled! Well deserved expulsion. Now the guy should be indicted. It’s a start. GOP Taliban! Finally some bipartisanship. Imagine, in like 10 years you will be able to open a history book and read this gem: “Among those who gathered outside the Capitol in Salem that day were people espousing false QAnon conspiracy theories about Democrats kidnapping babies.”

Today’s GOP They were not protesters. They are domestic terrorist, get right Haha bye asshole 👍 They should've shown him out the way the Dutch expelled the prostitutes who serviced the Germans in '45. I'm tired of Treasonous Republicans being coddled

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