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Wed Jan 13, 2021, 02:46 AM

Oregon Capitol protestors shown on video entering building after legislator allegedly opened side do

Source: CNN

By Travis Caldwell, Konstantin Toropin and Steve Almasy, CNN 2 hrs ago

Security footage released Friday shows protesters entering the Oregon Capitol last month after a Republican state legislator allegedly opened a side door and walked out.



Oregon State Legislature Lawmaker Mike Nearman exits the Capitol as a protester stands outside.

Oregon State Police have opened an investigation into state Rep. Mike Nearman's actions, according to spokesman Timothy Fox.

"I don't condone violence nor participate in it," Nearman said in a statement Tuesday. "I do think that when Article IV, Section 14 of the Oregon Constitution says that the legislative proceedings shall be 'open,' it means open, and as anyone who has spent the last nine months staring at a screen doing virtual meetings will tell you, it's not the same thing as being open."

Oregon Speaker of the House Tina Kotek, a Democrat, said Thursday during a news conference that Nearman opened the door to allow protesters into the building before a special session on coronavirus pandemic restrictions.

Nearman said his family has been the target of "criticism, attacks at my home and threats via email social media and phone" since Kotek spoke. He attributed some of those attacks to the timing of the video's release.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/oregon-capitol-protestors-shown-on-video-entering-building-after-legislator-allegedly-opened-side-door/ar-BB1cAgeV?li=BBnb7Kz





Rep. Mike Nearman

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Judi Lynn Jan 13 OP
ItsjustMe Jan 13 #1
Eyeball_Kid Jan 13 #2
Cha Jan 13 #3
Grokenstein Jan 13 #4
OhioTim Jan 13 #5
marble falls Jan 13 #6

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 03:02 AM

1. K&R

Rep. Mike Nearman helps right-wing demonstrators breach Oregon Capitol

https://www.democraticunderground.com/1017630872

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Response to ItsjustMe (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 03:15 AM

2. Nearman tries to justify his opening of the door on legal grounds???

Looks like Nearman is a right wing sympathizer who may have a shortened political career.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 05:04 AM

3. Kick

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 05:36 AM

4. It's better with video!



Nearman just stomps past these shitheads without pause and not only are they clearly there to make trouble, they let him pass. "Stand down, guys--he's one of us!"

EDIT: Multi-angle! With map!


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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 05:40 AM

5. Another Republican

POS

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 10:09 AM

6. And they should open his cell door after he spends a year or so in county lock up.

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