Derrick Evans, a newly-elected lawmaker in West Virginia home of delegates, filmed himself in the course of the pro-Trump riot on the US Capitol on Wednesday that left 5 individuals useless.
On Friday, the justice division introduced he had been charged with getting into a restricted space.
Evans, a Republican and Trump supporter, was seen on a Fb Stay video during which he was heard shouting “We’re in! We’re in child!” whereas shifting amongst a crowd of rioters as he walked by means of a doorway of the Capitol Rotunda.
The video has since been deleted. John H Bryan, a civil rights lawyer who’s representing Evans, mentioned the delegate traveled to Washington DC to “interact in peaceable protest, activism and beginner journalism” and that he engaged in “no unlawful conduct”. In a press release launched Thursday, Bryan added: “Given the sheer measurement of the group strolling in, Mr Evans had no selection however to enter …”. The lawyer added that Evans has no plans to resign.