The West Virginia lawmaker poured himself into the American capitol. He resigned on Saturday, a day after his arrest for participating in the siege.
Justice Department officials arrested Derrick Evans, a new member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, on Saturday.
Evans entered the building with the crowd on his Facebook page shouting, “We are kids!” “Evans can be heard saying. “Were here. Were here. Derrick Evans is in the capital.”
Evans apologized for his actions in an resignation letter on Saturday.
“The last few days have definitely been a difficult time for my family, co-workers and myself, so I think it’s best to resign from my seat in the House at this point and focus on my personal situation and those people Is, “said Evans, to WTRF.
“I take full responsibility for my actions, and deeply regret any injury, pain or embarrassment I may have caused to my family, friends, constituents and fellow West Virginians,” the letter said. to continue. “I hope that with this action happening today, I can remove any kind of misconduct from the state legislature, so my coworkers can work to create a bright future for our state.”
The new MP said earlier that he would not resign to take part in the rebellion.
The U.S. District Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia said Friday that Evans would be slapped with federal charges for the stunt.