Officials: Republican lawmaker let protesters into Capitol

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Officials say that Republican State Rep. Mike Nearman let protesters into the Oregon Capitol building, which was closed to the public, during a special legislative session in December. The far-right protest held in opposition to statewide COVID-19 restrictions attracted hundreds of people. Protestors assaulted reporters, attacked authorities with bear spray and broke glass doors. It is not immediately clear if and what consequences the lawmaker will face.