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 Delegate 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.

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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