This follows a morning development, House Speaker Tina Kotek has introduced a resolution to expel Nearman after revelations a few days ago that Nearman had conspired with the far-right invaders to breach the building. This tweet might disappear due to the typo (expect instead of expel):
House Speaker Tina Kotek has introduced a resolution to expel state Rep. Mike Nearman, following new evidence that Nearman plotted with supporters before allowing an incursion of the state Capitol in December.
But in an atypical move, Kotek is electing not to run that resolution through the House committee that normally takes up workplace complaints. Rather, Kotek is convening a “Special Committee on December 21, 2020,” that her office says will meet later this week to consider expelling Nearman.
A vote to expel Nearman from the Legislature would ultimately require a minimum of 40 votes in the full House, a two-thirds supermajority that in which three Republican lawmakers would need to vote in favor of expulsion.
If that came to pass, Nearman would be the first Oregon lawmaker to be expelled from the body. ……
Hopefully now, felony charges will ensue.
Update, June 8, noon Pacific: