A number of Americans who participated in the Capitol riots on January 6 have been fired after being publically identified.
A mob of pro-Trump protestors attempted to obstruct the ceremonial counting of the Electoral College votes, and the affirmation of President-Elect Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 US Presidential Election.
After the protestors breached the building they clashed with riot police. Congressional proceedings were halted, and Vice President Mike Pence and a number of journalists and politicians were forced to evacuate the scene until order could be restored.
For instance, per CNN, Texan attorney Paul Davis, who appeared in pictures of the demonstration, has been fired from his job at Goosehead Insurance.
A Twitter account belonging to the company, which is based in Westlake in Texas, tweeted on Thursday: “Paul Davis, Associate General Counsel, is no longer employed by Goosehead.”
Paul Davis, Associate General Counsel, is no longer employed by Goosehead.
— Goosehead Insurance (@followgoosehead) January 7, 2021
Meanwhile, former Pennsylvania state representative Rick Saccone shared now-deleted images on Facebook of himself outside the Capitol building on Wednesday.
As a result, Saint Vincent College, where Saccone served as an adjunct professor immediately launched an investigation, and Saccone has resigned as a result.
Pretty chill vibe here in this hotel lobby, as Trump supporters decompress from today’s events. All are violating local mask rules, despite multiple massive signs about the mask rule. pic.twitter.com/R98rwGDgaD
— William Turton (@WilliamTurton) January 7, 2021
Michael Hustava, Saint Vincent’s Senior Director of Marketing and Communications, told CNN:
“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.”
Speaking to West Pennsylvanian news outlet The Tribune-Review about his departure, Saccone stated: “I’ve been there 21 years. I didn’t want all this terrible media kerfuffle to tarnish the school. I decided it would be better if I just resigned.”
— @properties (@properties) January 7, 2021
Per Reuters, a real estate agent from Chicago named Libby Andrews has also been fired by @properties and removed from the realtor company’s website, despite her insistence that she never even entered the Capitol Building on Wednesday 8.
1) Chester Doles – KKK from Georgia and Neonazi. pic.twitter.com/kPg9w0L9Bl
— Gaglad (@Gagladla) January 7, 2021
Reuters further reports that a Twitter thread started by a user going by the handle @Gagladla has also started naming-and-shaming those involved in the riot.
Another man has been fired from his job at a Maryland-based for participating after he was spotted wearing his employee ID badge in the midst of the violence.
Navistar Direct Marketing, the employer of the man in question claimed in a press statement that it had been made aware of the photos and had terminated his contract.
Good. More to follow, I'm sure. https://t.co/OVmFV3w7ls
— Ward Carroll (@wardcarroll) January 7, 2021
A spokesperson for the organization wrote:
“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 a review of the photographic evidence, the employee in question has been terminated for cause.
“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.”
Donald Trump, who has continually rejected the legitimacy of Biden’s victory and made a number of baseless accusations of voter fraud on the part of the Democrats, has since agreed to an “orderly transition” of power on Biden’s inauguration on January 20, but still says he “totally” disagrees with the election outcome of outcome