Rioters Are Beginning to Face Consequences for Their Actions at the US Capitol


Rioters responsible for the Capitol Hill incursion Wednesday are beginning to face repercussions for their role in the unrest.

Some people were let go from their jobs permanently or are subjects of internal investigations to determine if and how they played a role in the incursion.

These terminations were largely determined by internet detectives and posts on social media that revealed the person’s identity, or explicitly said they participated in storming the Capitol.

A Chicago real estate firm, @properties, fired agent Libby Andrews and released a statement condemning the Capitol Hill violence, according to Fox News.

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Andrews defended herself, saying that she was only there to show her support for President Donald Trump.

“I’m a 56-year-old woman, petite. I was not there causing trouble. I was there to support my president,” she told Reuters.

Others, like Texas attorney Paul MacNeal Davis, who posted videos from inside the Capitol, will also struggle to find employment following the incident, the Houston Chronicle reported.

Davis’ employer, Goosehead Insurance, made it clear that he will not be returning to work in a Twitter announcement Thursday.

According to Business Insider, a photo circulating of a Maryland man carrying a massive Trump flag in the building caught the attention of his marketing agency, because he was wearing his work badge.

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“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. After review of the photographic evidence the employee in question has been terminated for cause,” his employer said in a Facebook post the following day.

“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.”

Do you think these consequences for rioting are justified?

These are just a few of the many people who are now facing the necessary consequences for their actions last week.

Some job situations are pending internal investigations, like that of a teacher in Allentown, Pennsylvania, who was spotted on social media, while other employers have been more straightforward and swift with their decisions to fire employees involved in the riots.

Violence and chaos have no place in American political discourse — the actions of these rioters should not be condoned in any way.

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Cameron Arcand is a former writer for The Western Journal.
Cameron Arcand is a political commentator based in Phoenix, Arizona. In 2017 as a school project, he founded, which has grown exponentially since its founding. He has interviewed several notable conservative figures, including Dave Rubin, Peggy Grande and Madison Cawthorn.

In September 2020, Cameron joined The Western Journal as a Commentary Writer, where he has written articles on topics ranging from the COVID-19 pandemic, the "Recall Gavin Newsom" effort and the 2020 election aftermath. The "Young Not Stupid" column launched at The Western Journal in January 2021, making Cameron one of the youngest columnists for a national news outlet in the United States. He has appeared on One America News and Fox 5 DC. He has been a Young America's Foundation member since 2019.
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