Derrick Evans, recently elected to WV state House, participated in the US Capitol insurrection. He filmed himself inside and posted it to his facebook.
A spokesperson for the office of House Speaker Roger Hanshaw also provided a statement from Evans that accompanied the letter.
“The past few days have certainly been a difficult time for my family, colleagues and myself, so I feel it’s best at this point to resign my seat in the House and focus on my personal situation and those I love.”
“I take full responsibility for my actions, and deeply regret any hurt, pain or embarrassment I may have caused my family, friends, constituents and fellow West Virginians. I hope this action I take today can remove any cloud of distraction from the state Legislature, so my colleagues can get to work in earnest building a brighter future for our state. And more importantly, I hope it helps to begin the healing process, so we can all move forward and come together as ‘One Nation, Under God.’”
Source: WV Public Broadcasting Submitted by: a non ymous