June 15th, 2021
Oregon House expels Nearman
The Oregon House voted 59-1 Thursday to expel Rep. Mike Nearman following revelations that he helped planned an armed incursion of the state Capitol last last year. In the widely anticipated vote, the House approved a resolution that formally found Nearman’s act of opening a Capitol door for a far-right crowd on Dec. 21 amounted to “disorderly behavior,” the constitutional standard for ejecting a legislator, OPB reported. The only vote against the resolution was that of Nearman, who becomes the first person ever expelled from the Oregon Legislature. For the full story, click here.
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