Republican state lawmaker livestreamed himself in mob storming US Capitol

Derrick Evans shouts on his Facebook livestream as a mob enters the US Capitol. (credit: Derrick Evans)

A Republican lawmaker recently elected to the West Virginia State Legislature yesterday livestreamed himself storming the US Capitol with the Trump-incited mob that tried to stop certification of Joe Biden’s presidential election victory.

Derrick Evans, who was sworn in to the West Virginia House of Delegates last month, “was livestreaming on Facebook as he and other protesters muscled their way through the doors of one entrance carrying Trump flags and signs,” BuzzFeed News wrote, adding that Evans shouted, “Patriots inside, baby!”

The now-deleted video shows Evans “wearing a helmet and clamoring at the door to breach” the building, the Associated Press reported.

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January 9, 2021