Lawmaker Jailed In Jan. 6 Riot Running For Congress

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At a glance

  • Former West Virginia state lawmaker Derrick Evans, who spent three months in prison for his role in the Jan. 6 insurrection, announced a bid for Congress on the second anniversary of the riot.
  • Evans made the announcement in a video he posted to social media, setting up a challenge to incumbent Rep. Carol Miller (R-WV) in the 2024 Republican primary.
  • “I knew I was put on this Earth to serve the people of West Virginia,” Evans said in his announcement video. “One month ago, I came to you with my story. I launched an exploratory committee for Congress. I’m thrilled to say that I, Derrick Evans, am officially running for a seat in the United States House of Representatives.”

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