Oregon House Votes to Expel GOP Rep. Over State Capitol BreachEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

Oregon House Rep. Mike Nearman, a Republican, has been expelled from Congress for helping anti-lockdown protesters breach the state Capitol, with the move being the first-ever lawmaker’s expulsion in Oregon’s 162 years of statehood. In a 59-1 vote on House Resolution 3 (pdf)—with Nearman casting the sole vote against—Oregon House lawmakers concluded the Republican had engaged in “disorderly behavior” when he opened a door during a Dec. 21 special session of the legislature and allowed some protesters to enter the Capitol building, which was closed due to the pandemic. Following a scuffle, police eventually ejected the protesters and made several arrests. “Colleagues, it couldn’t be any clearer. Rep. Mike Nearman intentionally allowed armed protestors, occupiers, to illegally enter the building during the peak of the pandemic,” Rep. Paul Holvey, D-Eugene, said on the floor of the House, according to the Statesman Journal. “He coordinated with his supporters and extremist groups …Read More

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