West Virginia House of Delegates member Derrick Evans, left, is given the oath of office Dec. 14, 2020, in the House chamber at the state Capitol in Charleston, W.Va. Evans, a West Virginia state lawmaker resigned Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021 as he faces charges of entering a restricted area of the U.S. Capitol after he livestreamed himself with rioters. (Perry Bennett/West Virginia Legislature via AP)

Derrick Evans, West Virginia lawmaker who stormed the Capitol, announces resignation

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Evans, who was charged in federal court in connection with the insurrection that took place at the US Capitol in Wednesday, has resigned from the state’s House of Delegates. Evans released a statement that read, in part: “I take full responsibility for my actions, and deeply regret any hurt, pain or embarrassment I may have caused my family, friends, constituents and fellow West Virginians.”

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