Lawmaker charged for allowing demonstrators into state Capitol

An Oregon lawmaker is facing criminal charges for opening a door to allow demonstrators — some armed — into the closed state Capitol during a special session on Dec. 21.

Rep. Mike Nearman was criminally charged on Friday with first-degree official misconduct and second-degree criminal trespass after a video surfaced of him opening the door to allow the demonstrators into the building.

He had been under investigation since January, the Oregonian…

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