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Oregon’s Bentz says he never asked Republican colleague to pursue pardon for him

U.S. Rep. Cliff Bentz during an interview in Ontario in 2021. (The Enterprise/FILE)

U.S. Rep. Cliff Bentz said Friday that he was unaware that a colleague had recommended a presidential pardon for his Jan. 6, 2021, vote to challenge the 2020 election results in Pennsylvania.

Bentz, Oregon’s lone Republican in Congress, was . . .

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