The West Virginia lawmaker who recorded himself storming the US Capitol resigned Saturday — a day after his arrest for taking part in the siege.
Derrick Evans, 35, a freshman member of the West Virginia House of Delegates was arrested Friday, Justice Department officials said Saturday.
Evans streamed himself entering the building with the mob on his Facebook page, shouting as he crossed the threshold: “We’re in, baby!” Evans can be heard saying. “We’re here. We’re here. Derrick Evans is in the Capitol.”
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Evans apologized for his actions in a resignation letter submitted on Saturday.
“The past few days have certainly been a difficult time for my family, colleagues and myself, so I feel it’s best at this point to resign my seat in the House and focus on my personal situation and those I love,” Evans said, according to WTRF.
“I take full responsibility for my actions, and deeply regret any hurt, pain or embarrassment I may have