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Ex-West Virginia lawmaker who livestreamed Jan. 6 riot sentenced to three months

Added 06-23-22 12:18:03am EST - “Evans wondered if Trump would pardon Jan. 6 rioters who were arrested, according to the feds.” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Ex-West Virginia lawmaker who livestreamed Jan. 6 riot sentenced to three months”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

An ex-West Virginia lawmaker who wondered if President Donald Trump would “pardon anybody who gets arrested” on a Facebook livestream during the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol will spend three months locked up, a federal judge determined Wednesday.

Derrick Evans, a former GOP representative in the West Virginia House of Delegates, got prison time instead of probation after he livestreamed himself joyfully screaming, “We’re in! Derrick Evans is in the Capitol!”

Evans, 37, was arrested two days after the ugly riot that delayed the certification of the 2020 presidential election in favor of President Joe Biden by several hours. Evans pleaded guilty in March to a felony charge of civil disorder.

US District Judge Royce Lamberth said he sentenced him to prison time because he didn’t want another riot next election.

“I can’t just give you probation in a case like this,” Lamberth said. “It doesn’t reflect the feelings of the community. It doesn’t reflect the feelings of the country about what happened that day.

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