search

West Virginia lawmaker among rioters in Capitol

A West Virginia lawmaker took video of himself and other supporters of President Donald Trump rushing into the US Capitol after they breached the security perimeter.

In the video by Republican Del. Derrick Evans, later deleted from his social media page, he is shown wearing a helmet and clamoring at the door to breach the building in Washington, DC.

“We’re in! Keep it moving, baby!” he says in a packed doorway amid Trump followers holding flags and complaining of being pepper sprayed. Once inside, Evans can be seen on video milling around the Capitol Rotunda, where historical paintings depict the republic’s founding, and yells, “No vandalizing!”

State House of Delegates Speaker Roger Hanshaw says Evans will need to “answer to his constituents and colleagues regarding his involvement in what has occurred today.”

The delegate from Wayne County says in a statement on Facebook that he is heading back to West Virginia and “was simply there as an independent member of the media to film history.”

comments