An Uber ad featuring left-wing activist John Sullivan, who was arrested on federal charges Thursday in connection with last week’s Capitol riots, is hidden on the riding company’s YouTube channel
Sullivan is a speed racer aiming to compete in the 2018 Olympics. He appeared in a 2016 Uber ad that highlighted how he worked as a driver to make money around his busy schedule. full-time training.
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The ad was recently seen on January 11, according to an archived version of the site. The video contained in the link is now private.
Uber did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News.
But as of Friday afternoon, there is still an article praising how driving for the company is perfect for its schedule on the Uber blog.
“Before becoming an Uber partner, Sullivan worked strange tasks to make ends meet:” I was a waiter, a bus, a dishwasher and I worked in a call center, “the publication said.
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“So when Sullivan found out about Uber, he looked perfect. As soon as he turned 21, he signed up to drive. Only two months later, Sullivan was able to leave the call center.”
Sullivan, a left-wing activist, initially told Fox News that he entered the Capitol to record video and “document” what he saw.
He now faces federal charges of intentionally entering or residing in any restricted building or land without legal authority, forcibly entering or behaving unreasonably in the Capitol, and interfering with law enforcement agencies involved in the lawful performance of their duties, incidents on and during the Civil Disorder Commission.
The video, which he shared with the FBI and shared on his social media accounts, said he could be heard being subjected to protests and participating in the riot, according to criminal proceedings.
Inside the building, he told the rebels that “We need to burn this” and “this is our house m ————“, according to a statement signed by FBI Special Agent Matthew Fulger.
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He was due to appear in court on Friday afternoon.
Sullivan was not the only Olympic-connected athlete spotted at the Capitol.
Gold medalist Clete Keller has been arrested in connection with the riots after he allegedly appeared in a video wearing his jacket from the US team at the Capitol Rotunda.