[NFA] The Oregon House of Representatives on Thursday night voted to expel one of its own members accused of coordinating with protesters, some of whom were armed, to allow them into the state Capitol.
A member of Oregon’s House of Representatives is out a job Friday after being expelled by his colleagues for allowing protesters into the state Capitol last year.
Security footage showed RepublicanMike Nearman opening a locked side door to the Capitol while the House was in session last December and allowing in a group of protesters, some of whom were armed.
The intruders damaged property and clashed with law enforcement while calling for the arrest of Oregon's governor over her pandemic restrictions.
The lawmakers said Nearman had engaged in "disorderly behavior" by helping the protesters enter the building in defiance of health protocols.
Nearman made a brief statement during the House debate on Thursday, saying the effort to expel him lacked due process, according to local reports.
Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek, a Democrat who sponsored the resolution to remove Nearman, said in a statement on Twitter that the House vote to remove one of its own members was "unprecedented" but "the only reasonable path forward." Nearman is also being prosecuted on misdemeanor charges.
The House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack will hear testimony from four police officers who were on the front lines that day as rioters stormed the US Capitol in an attempt to stop lawmakers from certifying President Joe Biden’s electoral win. CNN’s Josh Campbell reports.
Carol Leonnig, a co-author of the book “I Alone Can Fix It,” describes how former President Donald Trump reacted while he was watching the January 6 Capitol riot unfold on TV from inside the White House.
Oregon State Rep. Mike Nearman, a Republican who is accused of allowing protesters into the closed state Capitol building while lawmakers were debating Covid-19 restrictions, is seen in new video, appearing to give insights on how to access the Capitol.
CNN’s Pamela Brown looks at former Trump White House press secretary Sarah Sanders’ delayed support of the coronavirus vaccines even as Sanders blames President Biden, Democrats and Dr. Fauci, among others, for vaccine hesitancy.
Democratic Rep. Charlie Crist of Florida tells CNN’s Pamela Brown that Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis is to blame for the state’s surge in Covid cases and he believes there should be more mask mandates and lockdowns in Florida to combat the virus.
Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX) took issue with reporters asking GOP lawmakers if they were vaccinated, and said reporters should be asking the Democrats if they are vaccinated. A CNN survey found that 100% of Democratic lawmakers on Capitol hill have been vaccinated.
Seven Democratic senators on Thursday said that newly released materials show the FBI failed to fully investigate sexual misconduct allegations against U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh when he was nominated to the court in 2018. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
Once a special operations forces Marine Raider in Afghanistan, 41-year-old veteran Jason Lilley has had to work through feelings of anger and betrayal for fighting a war in which "the whole point was to get rid of the Taliban. We didn't do that." Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
Some 35 million American families have started receiving their first monthly payout from the U.S. government in an expanded income-support program that President Joe Biden said on Thursday could help end child poverty. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
The Gates Foundation said Melinda and Bill Gates, in the midst of a high-profile divorce, will continue to work as co-chairs for a two-year trial period and that she would step down after that time if their arrangement doesn't work. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
[NFA] As the death toll rose to nine with more than 150 people still missing, rescue teams on Sunday kept picking through the rubble of the Florida condo building that collapsed three days ago, as questions swirled about the tower's structural integrity. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.