Anti-gay Republican resigns in disgrace after gleefully streaming himself breaking into the Capitol
Anti-gay Republican lawmaker Derrick Evans has resigned after he was charged as part of the mob storming the US Capitol last week.
The avid Trump supporter, an anti-abortion protester and former football coach, only took up his seat in the West Virginia House of Delegates just over a month ago, after winning a previously-Democratic area in November’s election.
Evans was forced to resign on Saturday after he was arrested for illegally entering the Capitol building, having made the ill-judged decision to live-stream himself committing a federal offence.
In a since-deleted stream on Facebook, Evans could be seen cheering on crowds breaking open the doors to the building, before joining them inside and shouting: “We’re in! Derrick Evans is in the Capitol!”
He was arrested on Friday (8 January), the Department
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