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West Virginia Lawmaker Resigns After Being Charged for Involvement in Capitol Breach

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West Virginia Lawmaker Resigns After Being Charged for Involvement in Capitol Breach

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West Virginia Delegate Derrick Evans said Saturday that he was resigning after being charged for being involved in the Jan. 6 breach of the U.S. Capitol. In a letter to West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice, a Republican, Evans said he was resigning effective immediately, news outlets reported. Evans, also a Republican, issued a statement calling the past few days “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 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,” he continued. “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 …

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