A man has been sacked after wearing his work badge as he breached security to enter the US Capitol building on Wednesday (Picture: AP)
A pro-Trump rioter has lost his job after storming the US Capitol wearing his work badge.
Maryland marketing company Navistar has said the unnamed man has been fired with immediate effect after he, and his company ID badge, were spotted in photographs of rioters inside the breached building.
He was seen wearing a Trump-branded cap alongside QAnon beliver, Jake Angeli, in several photos that were taken inside the Capitol Rotunda.
In a statement, the company said: ‘Navistar Direct Marketing was made aware that a man wearing a Navistar company badge was seen inside the US Capitol during the security breach.
‘After review of the photographic evidence the employee in question has been terminated for cause.
The unnamed man, pictured, worked for a Maryland marketing company (Picture: AP)
He was sacked after his employer spotted him in photos of the riots (Picture: AP)
The man was photographed in several locations in the Capitol building (Picture: Getty)
‘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.’
An attorney from Texas is also no longer employed at his company after social media posts appeared to show him talking about his participation in Wednesday’s events, reports CNN.
The man, named as Paul Davis, was seen in videos saying ‘we’re all trying to get into the Capitol to stop this’.
Navistar Direct Marketing announced the man has been fired on Thursday (Picture: Facbook)
In another video, Davis said he was ‘peacefully demonstrating’ the whole time, and was not trying to actively break into the Capitol.
However on Thursday his employer, Goosehead Insurance, said on Twitter that ‘Paul Davis, Associate General Counsel, is no longer employed by Goosehead’.
It’s not yet clear if Davis was fired or if he quit his job.
Texas lawyer, Paul Davis, is also no longer employed following Wednesday’s events (Picture: Instagram)
Five people lost their lives in Wednesday’s riot, including a police officer, and 68 people have so far been arrested for their involvement in Washington.
President-elect Mr Biden has named the mob ‘domestic terrorists’ and laid the blame for the violence squarely at Trump’s feet.
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