The Oregon Capitol building in Salem. Photo: Chas Hundley
Rep. Mike Nearman (R-Independence) became the first House member expelled in state history for his role in the Dec. 21, 2020 breach of the Oregon Capitol on Thursday.
A bipartisan House Special Committee on Dec. 12, 2020, established Monday by Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek (D-Portland), unanimously passed House Resolution 3 Thursday afternoon, which found Nearman “engaged in disorderly behavior,” and recommended his expulsion the Oregon House of Representatives. The resolution, which required a two-thirds majority to pass, passed a full . . .
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