Capital Rioters Lose Jobs

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Adrian Sowers, Writer

Last week on Wednesday, January 6, Congress was set to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College vote count. In an attempt to pause or postpone the vote, Trump supporters stormed the capital building and were successfully able to break in, forcing Congress to evacuate. During and following the riot photos and videos surfaced of the people involved in the chaos. Retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Larry Rendell Brock Jr. was arrested. The Colonel also lost his job at Hillwood Airways as confirmed Saturday evening. Klete Keller, an Olympic gold medalist, was also arrested and charged for his participation in the riot. Another man that was unnamed was fired from his job at Navistar, which is a marketing production company. The company released the following statement: “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. “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,”

Rick Saccone, who is a former Pennsylvania state representative, was involved in the capital riots and has resigned from Saint Vincent College where he was a professor. The College released a statement that Saccone will no longer be associated with the college. So far there have been 120 arrests made in connection to the riots at the Capitol. The FBI says there are many more arrests to be made.

https://thehill.com/homenews/news/533579-most-of-120-arrested-or-identified-at-capitol-riot-were-longtime-trump

https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/13/politics/olympic-medalist-klete-keller-charged-capitol-riot-spt-trnd/index.html

https://www.courthousenews.com/trump-supporters-lose-jobs-and-businesses-after-participation-in-capitol-riot/

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-55626148