Earlier this week, the world awhole was stunned when dozens of rioters stormed the Capitol Building in Washington DC.
Numerous people have been arrested thus far - and many others have lost their jobs. Now a West Virginia lawmaker has resigned after storming the Capitol.
Keep scrolling to learn more.
It's safe to say it's been a historical couple of days in the world of U.S politics.
via: GettyAs the plans for Biden's presidency begin to unfold, tensions amongst the pro-Trump community have escalated.
While it's taken weeks for the president himself to concede to Biden...
via: GettyHis supporters have been fueling the flames behind his various election fraud allegations.
And on Wednesday, those tensions reached a breaking point.
JUST IN: The entire DC National Guard has been activated by the Department of Defense following a pro-Trump mob bre… https://t.co/mEqRTqbOMh— CNN (@CNN)1609967074.0
Hundreds of rioters forced their way into the prestigious building...
via: GettyBreaking windows, doors, and furniture along with chants of "stop the steal!"
The rioters took over several of the rooms and chambers in the building...
via: GettyAnd photos showing them looting objects, such as the lectern of U.S. Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, quickly started circulating online.
A group of rioters even broke into Pelosi's office...
via: GettyWith one posing in her chair with his feet up on the desk.
From this, more violence ensued...
BREAKING: Clashes reported inside the U.S. Capitol building https://t.co/2twyZAD6wJ— BNO News (@BNO News)1609961543.0
The scenes shocked people all over the globe...
via: GettyAnd the world watched on, transfixed, as more and more rioters continued to spill into the Capitol and clash with police.
Shortly afterward, it was confirmed that there had been fatalities within the Capitol.
via: GettyChief Robert Contee III of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC, confirmed the news during a press conference.
It quickly emerged that one female rioter had been shot dead by police...
Washington, D.C., Police Chief Robert Contee said Wednesday's events included four fatalities: a woman who was shot… https://t.co/246Qok143t— USA TODAY (@USA TODAY)1610011920.0
From the get-go, there were calls for Trump to intervene.
You’ve caused this, get on TV immediately and stop it - before people start being killed. https://t.co/59dqsiXEaK— Piers Morgan (@Piers Morgan)1609962613.0
He instead issued a series of tweets...Where he reminded the rioters that the police and law enforcement was "on our side," and to "remain peaceful."
Hours after his supporters had stormed the Capitol, however, Trump finally released a video telling them:"Go home, we love you, you’re very special."
But it seems one photo in particular from the siege has drawn in attention, for a very specific reason.
via: GettyA man who could be seen protesting inside the Capitol building on Wednesday has been fired from his job, according to VT.
The man was spotted by his employer donning his work ID badge in the images...
via: GettyAnd, shortly after Maryland-based printing company Navistar Direct Marketing officially announced it's decision to fire him.
Navistar Direct Marketing said in a statement that it had been made aware that a man who was wearing a Navistar badge was spotted in photographs inside the Capitol building.
via: GettyAfter reviewing the photos, the employee - whose name has not been made public - was fired.
"Navistar Direct Marketing was made aware that a man wearing a Navistar company badge was seen inside the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 during the security breach," the company wrote in a statement.
via: Getty Images"After review of the photographic evidence the employee in question has been terminated for cause."
The statement continued:
via: Getty Images"While we support all employee’s right to peaceful, lawful exercise of free speech, any employee demonstrating dangerous conduct that endangers the health and safety of others will no longer have an employment opportunity with Navistar Direct Marketing."
A company spokesperson told Forbes that Navistar has since contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation about the former employee.
via: GettyThe publication also reports that police identified him on Thursday morning as a person of interest in the unlawful entry into the Capitol building.
A handful more protesters have been fired.
NEW: A Maryland company has terminated one of its employees after he was apparently captured in a picture during th… https://t.co/YaU1ob1NuM— Tre Ward (@Tre Ward)1610038700.0
They revealed the news on Twitter:
This is Paul Davis. Paul is a lawyer. He’s also associate general counsel & director of human resources at Goosehea… https://t.co/T15t82tT4l— Roger Sollenberger is one dose from immortality (@Roger Sollenberger is one dose from immortality)1609980629.0
Paul Davis, Associate General Counsel, is no longer employed by Goosehead.Then news emerged that Pennsylvania state representative Rick Saccone resigned after his employer, Saint Vincent College, launched an investigation.
Michael Hustava, Saint Vincent's Senior Director of Marketing and Communications, told CNN:
BREAKING: Former state Rep. Rick Saccone has resigned as an adjunct professor at St Vincent College after school's… https://t.co/nRrqgNLEBC— Andy Sheehan (@Andy Sheehan)1610043847.0
As a result of that investigation, Dr. Saccone has submitted and we have accepted his letter of resignation, effective immediately. He will no longer be associated with Saint Vincent College in any capacity.Well then.
Numerous protesters have been arrested too.
via: GettyIncluding the horned hat-wearing rioter, who became the poster boy of the entire incident, has been arrested and charged.
The FBI got in touch with him.
via: GettyJake Angeli, whose real name is Jacob Anthony Chansley, was contacted by the FBI before surrendering and handing himself in.
Angeli was charged.He was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, and with violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
Another big rioter was quickly stung.
@duke_helena @Stopdeletingm14 show ya mom this for me https://t.co/bXW7wDlnx1— ѕℓιм (@ѕℓιм)1610067764.0
He's been identified as Richard Barnett.And now the 60-year-old is facing federal charges for his actions on Wednesday, January 6.
A picture of Barnett circulated on social media where he can be seen sitting at Nancy Pelosi’s desk while reclining in her chair with his feet up on the desk.
@duke_helena Holy shit, you "this youd" your mother. 😭🤣 @duke_helena you are a goddamn treasure. https://t.co/nXjZsVYuAW— Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@Holly Figueroa O'Reilly)1610103170.0
And now a West Virginian lawyer has resigned.
Up to six state legislators I'm aware of who were in Wednesday's mob: -MI state Rep. Matt Maddock -MO state Rep. Ju… https://t.co/W8VJiXVVDC— Nathaniel Rakich (@Nathaniel Rakich)1610121486.0
He revealed the news in a statement:
“In the video, Evans identifies himself by shouting, ‘Derrick Evans is in the Capitol!’ and turning the camera on h… https://t.co/Dc1pPWWXYm— Natasha Bertrand (@Natasha Bertrand)1610024029.0
The past few days have certainly been a difficult time for my family, colleagues and myself, so I feel it’s best at this point to resign my seat in the House and focus on my personal situation and those I love. I ... deeply regret any hurt, pain or embarrassment I may have caused my family, friends, constituents and fellow West Virginians.