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‘OPB Politics Now’: New evidence and the latest fallout in the saga of Rep. Mike Nearman

Nearly half a year after an Oregon lawmaker allowed a crowd of far right protesters to enter the capitol building, new evidence emerged showing that Polk County Republican Mike Nearman had explained to them days earlier how to breach the capitol. On this week’s "OPB’s Politics Now," we unpack the latest and discuss what potential punishment awaits the lawmaker.

A screen capture from a video shows people in law-enforcement uniforms attempting to guard a door as a crowd surges against them and tries to gain entry

Republicans call on Oregon Rep. Mike Nearman to resign, as possible House expulsion looms

Oregon House Republicans broke their silence Monday on allegations against Rep. Mike Nearman, calling on the controversial lawmaker to resign days after new evidence that Nearman plotted with supporters before allowing an incursion of the state Capitol in December. Meanwhile, Democratic House Speaker Tina Kotek says a committee will meet this week to consider expelling him.