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Following Resignation from WV House, Evans Apologizes to Constituents

January 11th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Derrick Evans, who was charged with two federal misdemeanor counts for entering the U.S. Capitol with a mob last week, offered an apology to constituents, friends and family members, shortly after resigning from West Virginia’s House of Delegates on Saturday.

“I hope this action I take today can remove any cloud of distraction from the state Legislature, so my colleagues can get to work in earnest building a brighter future for our state. And more importantly, I hope it helps to begin the healing process, so we can all move forward and come together as ‘One Nation, Under God,'" said Evans in a statement.

Before the resignation was tendered, lawmakers were already anticipating a motion and vote to expel Evans. Several of his fellow Republicans in the House had stated Evans should resign or be forced out.