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Oregon House of Representatives expels lawmaker after video shows him appearing to tell protesters how to breach the state Capitol

June 11, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Republican state Rep. Mike Nearman of Independence listens during the 81st legislative session at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem, Oregon, on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021.

The Oregon state representative who faced backlash after a video surfaced of him appearing to tell protesters how to get access to the closed state Capitol has been expelled from the Oregon House of Representatives.

The resolution provides details on a recently surfaced video reported by Oregon Public Broadcasting, which appeared to show Nearman telling a group of protesters how to gain access to the state Capitol "with assistance from someone already inside. " At the time, access to the Capitol had been limited to "authorized personnel" only due to Covid restrictions.

In a letter Monday which referred to the video, state House Republicans had called on Nearman to resign, saying, "Given the newest evidence that has come to light regarding the events of December 21, 2020, it is our belief as friends and colleagues that it is in the best interests of your caucus, your family, yourself, and the state of Oregon for you to step down from office," CNN previously reported.

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