SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Lawmakers in Oregon have expelled a Republican legislator who let violent, far-right protesters into the Statehouse.
The expulsion Thursday night of Rep. Mike Nearman was the first member of the House to be expelled in its 160-year history.
The House voted 59-1 to remove him from the Legislature for disorderly behavior.
Nearman was seen on security video opening a door to protesters on Dec. 21 as lawmakers met in emergency session to deal with economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.
A representative says the protesters planned to occupy the Capitol and some were armed.