GOP Ex-Lawmaker Sentenced For Breaching Capitol Vows To Raise ‘Absolute Hell In DC’

(U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia sentencing memorandum for Derrick Evans)
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A Republican and then-member of West Virginia’s state House of Delegates who proudly livestreamed himself storming the Capitol on Jan. 6 last year and was subsequently charged swore revenge on Sunday.

Derrick Evans took to Truth Social, ex-President Donald Trump’s Twitter knockoff, to express his fury over the three-month prison sentence he’d received last month after pleading guilty to a felony civil disorder charge.

“If they think I was pissed over a stolen election, they haven’t seen anything now that they have forced me to say goodbye to my crying kids,” Evans wrote.

“Whenever I decide to run for office, I’m going to win, and I’m going to raise absolute hell in DC,” he added. “Liberals and RINOs [Republicans In Name Only] will be exposed every single day.”

The ex-lawmaker’s post ended with “#Jan6” and “#justice4J6.” The second hashtag stands for “Justice for J6,” a rallying cry among Trump supporters seeking to whitewash convicted Capitol insurrectionists as “political prisoners.”

Several hours later, Evans put out another post claiming he wasn’t threatening violence.

“Sad that I once again have to say this, but everyone knows I have consistently said I will fight this battle in a legal, peaceful, and political way,” he wrote.

Evans’ rage-filled social media post about being “forced” to face the consequences of storming the Capitol stood in head-spinning contrast with his somber mea culpa during his sentencing hearing last month.

“I’m a good person who was unfortunately caught up in a moment which led to me breaking the law. I accept full responsibility for my actions,” he told the judge.

Additionally, “I will forever bear the reminder that I made a crucial mistake,” the Republican said. “I’ve let down myself, I’ve let down my community and most importantly I’ve let down my family.”

Evans was unable to serve even a single day as a lawmaker due to his arrest and conviction: Several weeks before the Capitol attack, Evans was sworn into office on Dec. 14, and resigned a day after he was criminally charged, all before the West Virginia House began the new legislative session.

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  1. Sound and fury, signifying nothing.

    Happens a lot these days.

  2. He thinks his supporters are so stupid that he needs to spell out Republicans In Name Only or they might think he means rhinoceroses.

  3. What’s that saying that all those conservatives say? Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time.

    Later loser!

  4. Is he going to raise Hell or remember his crucial mistake?
    Kind of confused again.

  5. His lawyer wrote a nice statement of contrition for the judge, but his comment about his plans for the future indicates he is still an entitled asshole who doesn’t understand that if you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime.

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