FBI arrests Republican lawmaker who stormed Capitol with pro-Trump mob

  • FBI arrests Republican lawmaker who stormed Capitol with pro-Trump mob

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    January 9, 2021 at 12:40 PM

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

    The West Virginia state lawmaker who was part of a pro-Trump mob that stormed the US Capitol was arrested today and is being charged by federal authorities.

    Derrick Evans, a newly elected Republican who was sworn in to the West Virginia House of Delegates last month, livestreamed himself on Facebook Wednesday as the mob broke into the Capitol. On Friday, Evans was “charged with entering a restricted area of the US Capitol,” the Associated Press reported, citing a Justice Department official.

    “Ken Kohl, a top deputy federal prosecutor in Washington, announced the charge against Republican state Del. Derrick Evans on a call in which he presented dozens of new charges against members of the crowd that violently stormed the Capitol on Wednesday,” the AP wrote.

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