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Resolution by state Republican party sparks questions, bewilderment from Malheur County lawmaker

State Sen. Lynn Findley (R-Vale) was surprised to learn about a resolution drafted by the state Republican Party that tied unrest at the nation's Capitol to a conspiracy. (The Enterprise/File).

UPDATE: Oregon House Republicans oppose party resolution, and state Sen. Lynn Findley issues a new statement.

VALE – State and local Republicans voiced confusion and doubt regarding a resolution issued last week by the Oregon Republican Party that appears to embrace a conspiracy theory.

The resolution makes a number of assertions, concluding that the mob violence at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 was part of a false-flag operation designed to disgrace former President Donald Trump.

A false flag operation is an act performed to make it appear someone else conducted it. This notion, debunked by federal . . .