West Virginia lawmaker posts— then deletes video of himself storming Capitol

West Virginia lawmaker posts— then deletes video of himself storming Capitol


A newly elected West Virginia lawmaker posted video of himself among the crowd that stormed the Capitol building on Wednesday — prompting calls for his resignation.

Republican Del. Derrick Evans has since deleted the video showing him and a throng of Trump supporters breaching the building in protest of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.

“We’re in, baby!” he says in the clip, copies of which are still circulating on Twitter.

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Evans can also be seen inside milling about the Capitol Rotunda in a helmet, yelling “no vandalizing.”

The first-time officeholder was elected in November to represent Wayne County.

In a Facebook post, he called himself “an independent member of the media to film history” while on a bus traveling home to West Virginia, West Virginia Metro News said.

“I want to assure you all that I did not have any negative interactions with law enforcement nor did I participate in any destruction that may have occurred,” Evans added.

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