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Dallas Heard named Oregon Republican Party chairman

Added 02-22-21 05:22:02pm EST - “A far-right senator who's rebelled against coronavirus restrictions and said he supported protesters who stormed the Oregon Capitol has been elected chairman of the state Republican Party.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Far-right lawmaker named chairman of Oregon Republican Party”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

SALEM, Ore. — A far-right senator who’s rebelled against coronavirus restrictions and said he supported protesters who stormed the Oregon Capitol has been elected chairman of the state Republican Party.

State Sen. Dallas Heard’s rise comes days after one of Oregon’s most prominent Republicans, Knute Buehler, left the party in disgust.

Buehler, who was the Republican candidate for governor in the 2018 election and the GOP nominee for a congressional seat last year, told reporters that he left the party because Donald Trump tried to overturn the presidential election and incited the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

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The final straw, Buehler said, came when the Oregon Republican Party said the violence at the U.S. Capitol was a “false flag effort” designed to discredit Trump, his supporters and all conservative Republicans.

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