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Peter DeFazio is a Democrat from Oregon's Fourth Congressional District. He has represented Oregon in the house for 34 years. He said Wednesday’s events were worse than anything he’s seen in all that time.
A prominent Portland-area Trump supporter was among three Oregonians who were arrested in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, according to police. Their exact involvement in the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol is unclear.
Far-right groups began to gather Wednesday morning for a rally at the Oregon Capitol in Salem to protest Congress’ certification of the presidential election, joining groups across the country in erroneously claiming fraud led to President Trump’s failure to win reelection.