Oregon Speaker of the House, Tina Kotek, has introduced House Resolution 3 calling for the expulsion of Representative Mike Nearman for his actions leading up to and on December 21, 2020. Kotek has assembled a committee of three Republicans and three Democrats to consider the resolution.
The timeline of events went like this:
Dec 16: Nearmanaddressed constituents, giving out a phone number and plan for texting him so he could leave a door open for demonstrators.
Dec. 21: Nearmanleft the Capitol building by a side door, leaving it partially open and allowing far-right protestors to enter the building. The protestors proceeded to use bear mace on officers, to assault journalist, and to break things.Nearman proceeded to walk around the building and re-enter through another side door.
Jan. 8: Following the January 6 Insurrection at the Federal Capitol, Oregon State Police released video showing Nearman leave the Oregon Capitol door open. Marion County and the State Police began investigating the incident.