It also outlines findings from an independent investigator who found that Nearman "intentionally aided demonstrators in breaching Capitol security and gaining unauthorized access to the Capitol, leading to injury and property destruction." The resolution provides details on a recently surfaced video reported by Oregon Public Broadcasting, which appeared to show Nearman telling a group of protesters how to gain access to the state Capitol "with assistance from someone already inside." At the time, access to the Capitol had been limited to "authorized personnel" only due to Covid restrictions.The resolution also provided details on security camera footage which it said showed Nearman pushing the door open as he exited the building and stepped around a demonstrator "who rushed past him into the building, followed closely by a second demonstrator who held the door open for numerous other demonstrators, who also rushed in," on December 21.
Nearman unapologetically coordinated and planned a breach of the Oregon State Capitol," Kotek said in a statement released following the expulsion.
The speaker called Nearman's actions "blatant and deliberate," adding, "he has shown no remorse for jeopardizing the safety of every person in the Capitol that day.