CHARLESTON, U.S. (AP) – The West Virginia lawmaker is accused of entering a restricted area of the Capitol in the United States after he crashed into the building with a crowd of pro-Trump supporters, the Justice Department said on Friday
Ken Kohl, a senior deputy federal prosecutor in Washington, has filed charges against the Republic of Dell. Derrick Evans on appeal, in which he presented dozens of new charges against members of the mob that stormed the Capitol on Wednesday.
His lawyer, John Brian, said he had not seen the complaint against Evans and could not comment. He did not say whether Evans was detained, but WSAZ TV posted a video on Twitter showing FBI agents escorting a handcuffed MP from home.
Legislators from at least seven other countries traveled to Washington, D.C., to support President Donald Trump and demonstrate against the counting of electoral votes confirming Democrat Joe Biden̵
More and more Republicans and Democrats have said they want to oust Evans from the legislature if he does not resign. Brian said late Thursday that the delegate had not committed a crime and had no plans to resign.
In his now-deleted video, widely shared online, Evans yells inside the door of the Capitol building, trying to break through with others. He struggles with other Trump loyalists and pressures a law enforcement officer to let them go.
“Our house!” Evans screams in the halls of the Capitol. “I do not know where we are going. I follow the crowd. ”
Associated Press journalist Michael Balsamo of Washington, D.C., contributed to the report.