Nearman said he agreed with the radio host’s contention that the public is required by law and the state Constitution to be allowed in the building during a legislative session.
In January, after Nearman’s role became clear from the security footage, House Speaker Tina Kotek called for his resignation and stripped him of his committee assignments. She repeated the call after the Marion County district attorney filed criminal charges against Nearman on April 30.
“Rep. Nearman put every person in the Capitol in serious danger and created fear among Capitol staff and legislators,” Kotek tweeted.