State lawmaker charged after entering Capitol with rioters

West Virginia Delegate Derrick Evans. Photo courtesy of MGN.

CHARLESTON, West Virginia (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department says it has charged a Republican West Virginia state lawmaker with entering a restricted area of the U.S. Capitol after he live-streamed himself with rioters.

Prosecutors announced the case against Del. Derrick Evans during a call Friday in which he presented dozens of new charges against members of a mob that stormed the Capitol on Wednesday. He appeared before a federal judge in Huntington, West Virginia, and faces two misdemeanor charges.

Lawmakers from at least seven other states traveled to Washington, D.C., for demonstrations that turned violent. But it’s unknown if any other elected official joined the mob of Donald Trump supporters that attacked the U.S. Capitol.

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