A West Virginia lawmaker was among the people — mostly pro-Trump protesters — who broke into the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.
Del. Derrick Evans took a video of himself and others rushing into the building after attacking Capitol police. In it, he is seen wearing a helmet and yelling, “We’re in! Keep it moving, baby!”
Once inside, Evans walked around the Capitol Rotunda, which is filled with historical works of art, and yelled, “No vandalizing!”
He has since deleted the video from his social media.
According to The Associated Press, State House of Delegates Speaker Roger Hanshaw said Evans will need to “answer to his constituents and colleagues regarding his involvement in what has occurred today.”
“I want to thank everyone for their prayers today,” Evans wrote in a Facebook statement after the Capitol break-in. “I am on the bus headed back home to WV. As many of you know, for the last few years I have traveled across the country to film many different events. Today, I had the opportunity to film another event in DC. I want to assure you all that I did not have any negative interactions with law enforcement, nor did I participate in any destruction that may have occurred. I was simply there as an independent member of the media to film history.”