A West Virginia state lawmaker has been charged with entering a restricted area of the U.S. Capitol after he livestreamed himself rushing into the building with a mob of pro-Trump supporters, the Justice Department announced Friday.

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.

His lawyer, John Bryan, said he hadn’t seen the complaint against Evans and couldn’t comment. He did not say if Evans had been taken into custody, but television station WSAZ posted a video on Twitter showing FBI agents escorting the handcuffed lawmaker from a home.

Legislators from at least seven other states traveled to Washington, D.C., to support President Donald Trump and demonstrate against the counting of electoral votes confirming Democrat Joe Biden’s victory. It’s unknown if any other elected official joined the attack on the Capitol.

A growing number of Republicans and Democrats said they want to expel Evans from the legislature if he does not resign. Bryan said late Thursday that the delegate did not commit a crime and doesn’t plan to resign.

In his now-deleted video, widely shared online, Evans is clamoring inside a jampacked Capitol building doorway, trying with others to push his way inside. He hollers along with other Trump loyalists and fist-bumps a law enforcement officer who let them in.

“Our house!” Evans yells inside Capitol halls. “I don’t know where we’re going. I’m following the crowd.”

76 thoughts on “Republican Lawmaker Arrested for Entering Capitol with Rioters”
    1. They won’t arrest Joe Bideme people, you know how it is. I think they own the Government now..We have no saying or whatsoever.

      1. Are comments like this helpful to uniting our very polarized country? Just a question we should all consider as we approach a new administration. Our new President should be treated with respect no matter who we might have voted for. That was always the way we approached an election until our last election. Have we forgotten the riots of the last summer? Where was that outrage? Who will be blamed when Trump is no longer President? The warring rhetoric used during the last four years does not help our country and that applies to everyone who values the USA and our freedoms.

  1. HE MAY NOT BE GUILTY OF ANYTHING. HE MAYBE WANTED TO SEE WHAT THE CROWD WAS GOING TO DO. SO DON’T ACT SO FAST AS YOU DON’T HAVE ANY CLUE WHAT OR WHY HE WAS THERE. HE IS NOT GUILTY OF ANYTHING. THE POLICE LET THEM IN SO WHAT IS WRONG WITH THAT.

    THE POLICE MUST HAVE BEEN TOLD STAND DOWN AND LET THEM IN LIKE IT WAS A PLANNED EVENT BY PEOLIS AND SCHUMER. THEY WANTED THEM TO COME IN AND SO THEY COULD BLAME EVERYTHING ON PRESIDENT TRUMP. SO THEY COULD MAKE SURE THE ELECTORS WOULDN’T HAVE A SUCCESSFUL MEETING AND NOT VOTE ON TRUMP. MANY WERE GOING TO VOTE FOR TRUMP BUT WHEN THEY THOUGHT HE CAUSED THIS THEY VOTED AGAINST HIM AND THEN TRUMP HAS NOW BEEN SILENCED. THE AMERICANS ARE NOT GOING TO STAND FOR SOCIALISM SO NO TELLING WHAT WILL HAPPEN NOW. I THINK PELOSI HAS CHINA AND RUSSIA IN THE SEA SHORE TO PROTECT HER AND THE NEW SOCIALIST GOVT. FROM THE PEOPLE AS THEY RISE UP TO DEFEND THEIR COUNTRY.

    1. I totally agree with you. The DC mayor knew a large crowd was coming, Trump would be speaking, and that Congress would be objecting/approving electorial college votes. No surprises here so where were the security and police? Trump even offered the guard in advance but the offer was turned down. Pelosi and her friends eg, big tech, media, etc. was behind this. It was her last attempt to impeach Trump. Congress for the most part disguists me. The GOP are weak. The chaos was inexcusable but should not have changed their objections. Again they caved. It always happens. No consequences for liberal Dem officals and politicans, BLM, ANTIFA ever. Yes, they are treated differently. With kid gloves because they have convinced the authorities they are all racist. McConnell, Graham, are as bad as Susan Collins and Romney. All weak. Talk alot on FOX but do nothing. So now we the people have to suffer under a liberal Dem rule for 4 years while they continue to get paid, do nothing and not represent the people. Biden is a crook and did not win this election. We all know it. Will he and his son be held to a high standard like Trump and associates? Of course not. This country and government better get its laws in order for everyone or the people will rebel. We are sick of the double standard and hypocriticy we have had to swallow for the last 4 years. Term limits must be mandated, bias against conservative speech must end, and election reform must be the highest priorities.

      1. Margaret, Roberta, your thoughts and words are “right-on”…..keep voicing your opinions….we need more and more.

          1. Amen. These people just keep prolonging wrong. Thank you for one intelligent comment among the many ridiculous ones.

    2. Of course, Roberta. He was just an interested observer. I believe that. I also believe that the earth is flat and that Mary Poppins is a pusher. What you gave us, in upper-case letter for emphasis, is the typical uneducated, disjointed, spittle-spattered rant of the type of voter that gave us four years of disgrace in the White House and forty years of a lingering bad taste in the mouth of this nation.

      By the way, I never realized that Pelosi has China and Russia in the sea shore. Hmm, interesting. Sounds good, even if it doesn’t make an sense.

      1. All libs/ commies never make sense as they want to destroy America !
        Open borders… South America coming for free liberal giveaways
        Sell the military
        Tax everything
        Destroy the education system with lies and remove history
        Control the media with lies
        Control health death policies
        Destroy religion and churches
        Destroy all statues and my flag

      2. Thanks for the second intelligent comment. Just there to see what was happening in the midst of rioters out of control. Boy ANTIFA must have a lot of followers that wear red hats, eh?

        1. Tom,

          Can you say with absolute certainty that Antifa wasn’t there, maybe wearing red hats or other paraphernalia to try and blend in? It would be the first time they wouldn’t have been at any Trump rally. I’m willing to wait and see what the investigations reveal. I’m disturbed that some people came ready to pick a fight in flak jackets and riot gear, armed with tear gas and flares. There were over 60k people at the rally, but a small percentage that stormed the capitol. Not everyone who wanted to see a fair election is violent, and simply because we disagree doesn’t mean either of us is the devil incarnate. When the riots happened over the summer, they were excused by saying “that’s what people do when they feel unheard” Riots should never be encouraged or explained away. Can we let cooler heads prevail, or do we have 4 more years of divisiveness, arrogance, vindictiveness and hatred to look forward to?

    3. You idiot america has always had a capitalist socialist form of government we have dozens of programs that can be called socialist like social security. Medicare the V. A. These are the envy of the world and you ignorant idiots can’t see beyond incompetent lawless and corrupt trump. Wake the f. k. UP

      1. It appears you’re aa brain washed far left idiot. There’s a big difference in social security and socialist government. You’re probably one of those that think you’re owed something or just want stuff for free. There’s nothing free!

      1. I mean you’re exactly wrong, No. Margaret, you’re exactly right. They knew they were coming and didn’t do anything about it. Also, lame excuse about being understaffed, Edward.

  2. GUARANTEED THAT YOU WON’T HEAR ABOUT ANY ANTIFA/BLM PARTICIPANTS BEING CONVICTED OF ANY CRIMES. THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND THE MSM ARE GOING TO COVER THAT FACT UP. IF IT SHOWS THAT THEY WERE INVOLVED IN THE BREAK-IN THEN THEIR GAME OF COLLUSION IS UP.

    1. Hey STUPID do you know what antifa. Stands for its ANTI FASCIST like HITLER and. MUSSOLINI you know dictators TYRANTS. Now can you understand why they are against trump

    2. NO, those gangster will not be prosecuted…that is the way the left works…they can’t do anything wrong…..like hell they don’t!

      1. Now tell me how trump is so innocent and misunderstood and he thinks about the American people while he’s playing golf everyday please knock off the stupidity

  3. He should of known better. The police had no choice but to let the crowd in since they were under staffed. Because of that, that does not mean that you can go into a restricted area especially when he new that congress was in session.

    1. Hey Brian where do you get your lame facts from MSNBC,CNN BC you’re full of false facts so shut up dummy & the police let them in plus no BLM has been charged in all of the crimes committed nationwide & BLM is just a BS TOTALLY ! ! !

      1. Hey Mark,
        The whole world leaders are rejoicing that lunatic trump is out. He’s a loser we all know that. The father of all lies. Carry on touching pussies (got caught) deplorable trumpet!

    2. Thank you. And especially when windows were being broken for people to enter. How dare he holler: “our house” while violating its very integrity. Total disgrace as was Trump for telling them to walk down the street to the Capitol and he would be right behind them.

  4. How many cities have been wrecked because of BLM-Now the Democrats want Law and Order because of this one Situation! Imagine what it is going to be like under their time in charge. The guilty ones now are Shurmur and Pelosi! Also this big mouth Ocoa (I do not know if I got her name right). New York is in Turmoil and the Senator Shurmur, California is in Turmoil Rep Pelosi, are now going to run our country. Three Words people do not like in their life “SHAME ON THEM”, they will ruin our country! They are not for the people and China is in their Life now w/BIDEN. The worst thing is OBAMA! Need I say more! We better start getting stronger w/GOD in our prayers and get back to a CHRISTIAN NATION

    1. I feel like we’re losing our country over to socialism and the Dems are out to try to distroy our freedom of worship and do all they came to take over our lives. The have no moral values and have give over to a reprobate mind. We have to pray our merciful God will handle it.

      1. Are you stupid enough to think that trump has moral values MY. GOD. WAKE THE. HELL. UP. And how much more freedom of religion do you want Religion is in politics there is a church on every corner. They are tax exempt. They dictate what we watch what we shouldn’t say and the freedom to control our own bodies. Always remember we have freedom of religion and also we have freedom FROM RELIGION

        1. And Biden does?Get real the man has absolutely no moral compass at all he is a career politician and has sold his sole to the highest bidder for almost 50 years. What comes next is entirely on the idiots that voted for him and the whore that he picked as his Vice President.

    2. deplorable trump is not a Christian, that’s according to the current Pope. He has no moral values in life as he exemplifies as everyone knows. Even his relatives are condemning that lunatic moron.

    3. Well Law and Order Trump blamed Democratic mayors for not getting their situation under control while his administration took 90 minutes to approve the request to bring more officers in.

  5. You see how fast the Dems went to work on impeaching the President and full punishment for Trump’s supporters but what they failed to say was their front runners was put there to make gain of full control of all who oppose of them and tear down our love and support for our President.Heads was turned when cities and states were going burned to the ground and police was denied the power to stop it . Sounds like a plan put in place by the same officials.Remeber President Trump offered a way to stop it but was denied.These Thug’s was very confident and comfortable in what they were doing !!! Only a person with full guarantee of no outcome and big payday would ever be that comfortable for what was done .All American people also know who is in charge of the security and police and military in DC .They followed orders .I do have a suggestion why not up that reward offer from 50″000 to a cool million that will get them talking and pointing fingers after all 50’000 is just crumbs

  6. When the George Floyd “RIOTS” went on in minnesota and the BLM burned down the police precinct, one business after another, looted and took over the freeway that was peaceful protests? KAMALA HARRIS was donating money to the “MINNESOTA FREEDOM FUND” and tweeting for everyone to donate to pay the bail for those arrested. I hope it makes her proud that she was picked for VP because she was a female and she was black. The only requirements needed! I don’t understand how PELOSI can bring in all the FEMALES and yet tell everyone else they can’t use gender terms. Why do they tell us that everyone is equal but it had to be a BLACK WOMAN. Don’t tell us how we need to change our beliefs, use politically correct terms and deny our rights! I will continue to say Merry Christmas and won’t change my beliefs. Why do people come from other countries that they don’t like and then try to change our country. IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT, GO BACK WHERE YOU CAME FROM!

  7. I pretty much agree with most of what is written here. To Seth and Isaac, you are idiots just like the rest of the Democraps. When you don’t have in rights or freedoms, or can’t protect yourself or your family or home and your taxes sky rocket, you will realize just how great of a President Trump is. Heck, as far as that goes, you both are probably a couple of those BLM/ Antifa idiots. Just know, everything you ran your mouths about will come back and bite you in the ass!!!

  8. Again I say that Trump is going to have to declare war on Cheena-so may of our so called politicians are infiltrated over there-I’m thinking Biden but Pelosi has her tentacles in there also-while he’s still prez he’s still the president and Joseph R. Biden is the president elect. He still has the presidential power, don’t forget that. And he probably is starting a new political party. Some media have already suggested that

    1. Dorothy you are another uninformed moron that wants to destroy American democracy RUSSIA would love to have treasonous traitors like you l would like to donate some money for your plane ticket

  9. A bunch of fools. Trump don’t give a damn about anyone of you. He haven’t done anything for this country for months.The coronavirus
    still range on. What has he done lately, absolutely nothing. He couldn’t have saved lives but he didn’t want to scare anyone. And you fool still believe him. Obviously you can’t think for yourselfs. Instead of arguing with each other do your research. You would be better off

    1. I hope you really don’t think Biden cares anything about you, it’s all about their agenda. You’re talking about the planneddemic?

      1. Lorri if you were any stupider they would have to put you away in a asylum. Listen to trump speak than listen to Biden if you can’t see the difference you are. WAY. MORE. STUPID than I thought.

  10. Anonymous posters insulting people they don’t agree with is cowardly. I was willing to give Biden a chance to try and heal and unite the country even though I didn’t vote for him, but then he injected race where it wasn’t appropriate. Then I come on here and see insults and judgementalism and harsh rhetoric and now I think I will not try and unify with that. Every group has its fringe elements, and if you think Trump is responsible for the riots, then a fair minded person would hold Biden accountable for stoking the flames of race baiting.

      1. you proved my point, No. but then, maybe you find joy in insulting everyone to make yourself feel better. Your arrogance and condescension is duly noted.

  11. If you are not happy being a citizen of the United States Of America , LEAVE. Any citizen of our country that agrees with the events at our Capital building is Crazy just like the human that occupies the White House. Before you leave, be sure to refund the money you received from the treasury due to Covi19. Until then, keep your negative comments to yourself.

    1. Eleanor,

      No one agrees that what happened at the Capitol Building is good. Everyone should also agree that what happened in the summer in Oregon, NYC, and Minnesota is also terrible. The fact that you cannot even say president Trump is troubling, because by dehumanizing and failing to show respect for the office unless you agree with them is dangerous – you can justify any course of action because they deserve it. I find it curious that you seem to care about the treasury, since your side just gave non citizens a share of it retroactively. And please, your comment is just as negative as others you disagree with. I won’t unify with that attitude.

      1. Pete I am an ex marine a viet nam vet and i know as well as you do trump has terrorized bullied lied threatened and was the cause of the insurrection at the capital. Trump has said month’s before the election that if he loses the election it was fixed or rigged but if he won it was fair now you tell me what kind of logic is that there is something very wrong with that kind of thinking

        1. No, I am a US Navy submarine vet, and yes, there are things we can agree on. I grew up in NY so I know a thing or two about NYC and its residents. Let me ask you honestly, if you were a target of scorn for 4 years, with people actively seeking your destruction while others seem to “get away with it” would you be bitter and angry? Are you OK with dead people voting, more vote than people registered to vote, people voting multiple times? You seem ok with belittling people who disagree with you, and yet the president elect wants unity now that he’s in charge. Until we can disagree without being disagreeable, and willing to try and understand those we disagree with, we will never come together. You and I put our lives on the line for this country, so maybe it’s time we stop the anger and distrust and start working toward reconciliation with clean hands. Will you stand with me and lead with whatever influence we have for the good of the country? Or do you want to beat people into submission?

          1. I believe the scorn was brought on by Trump himself, but I have to agree with you that it is really time for reconciliation and working together. I thank both of you for your service.

  12. This NO person apparently is totally ignorant or just plain dumb and stupid. He or she must be an illegal or a wefare baby. Because he or she doesn’t seem to understand business and doesn’t have any etnics. Go live in Venezuela. Cuba or any other socialist country and learn the facts. Maybe then you might learn to aappreciate caapitalism.

  13. You all have been blinded by what Trump and his constant lying has said for the last 5 years. He makes up lies for his convenience of inciting hatred and invoking ‘Make America Great Again’. It was always great. But he made you believe it wasn’t and that following him was the natural solution. Yes, he did change how our country conducts business with the rest of the world. Trying to get others to pay for expenses that we were footing. He tried to bring more stability in the Middle East by having more Muslim countries recognize Israel. But the cost to our own democracy and the divisiveness within our borders, the lies he spewed all along, all the contrived fake news, that has torn our country apart from within and from our own allies. The coziness to our adversaries like North Korea, Russia, China made them only stronger and more of a threat to our country. And you all believed everything he said. In the end, Fuhrer Trump told his Storm Trumpets to invade our Capital Building to stop the natural progression of our democracy. In the process 5 people died, each trying to defend their country, some believing Trump rhetoric and others believing in our constitution. Was it worth it. Wake up and realize that you have been brainwashed by a seriously mentally sick president.

    1. I understand you don’t like Trump and people who voted for him. Why is having a difference of opinion brainwashing? Do you understand what that word means? I don’t agree that China is cozy with us, and I do agree some world leaders are happy Biden is in. Like him or not, the truth is he helped a lot of people, made better trade deals, and held people accountable. He is not a Fuhrer, and I am not a trumpet, although I do play one. He was able to remove the red tape to get a vaccine in record time. he was attacked mercilessly for 5 years, and stood strong. Those of us who don’t like the rhetoric and politicization of everything stood by him because those like you aligned against him were unhinged and dangerous. Lies were told by both sides if you are being intellectually honest. A fake dossier meant to destroy a person paid for by his opponent is one of many examples. Turn down the anger – it will only destroy you.

    1. Really dumb comment, Bill. He was a state representative not federal. So he’s not hardly there every day. If he was federal, he would have already been inside looking for protection from the likes of this person! No wonder why you believe every thing Trump has to say! Try watching the ball if you expect to get a hit!

  14. Biden DOESN’T SPEAK……he can hardly put two sentences together…..HAVE YOU LISTENED TO HIM????? He attempts to READ off a tele-prompter…….IT’S SO SAD to see him embarrass himself! Hey “NO”……is all you do is attack people and call them names?? Here’s a suggestion…..use some good common sense an try some GRACE in your comments!

    1. And it would be a blessing if Trump wouldn’t speak, always bragging about himself and telling us how great he is. He thinks the hymn was written for him, I think!

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