🎧 Beyond the Headlines: Inside the breach of the Oregon State Capitol

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Did an Oregon Lawmaker aid an attempted insurrection in Salem?

FILE – In this Dec. 21, 2020, file photo, pro-Trump and anti-mask demonstrators hold a rally outside the Oregon State Capitol as legislators meet for an emergency session in Salem, Ore. During the protest Republican lawmaker, Rep. Mike Nearman, physically opened the Capitol’s door — letting protesters, who clashed with police, gain access to the building. There have been calls for Nearman to resign ahead of the upcoming 2021 Legislative session that begins Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky, File)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — On Tuesday, May 11, Oregon State Lawmaker Mike Nearman was due in court to answer to trespassing and official misconduct charges stemming from what happened at the Oregon State Capitol on December 21, 2020.

Reporter Dan Tilkin joins the KOIN Podcast Network as we take an in-depth look back at what happened that day, if Nearman indeed aided an attempted insurrection as he is accused of doing, and whether or not it was a precursor to what we watched unfold in Washington, D.C. less than three weeks later.

Listen to the podcast below or download, rate, and review from Apple Podcasts, GooglePlay, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Stitcher or Podbean.

Update: Following the publication of this podcast Tuesday morning, KOIN 6 News learned that a status hearing in Rep. Nearman’s criminal case had been scheduled for Wednesday, May 19 and the scheduled hearing for June 29 has been canceled. The reason for the changes was not listed, and Nearman is not required to be in court Wednesday. KOIN 6 News will track the developments in Marion County and bring you updated information as soon as we get it.

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