With the spread of pictures on social media of the storming of the US Capitol building, last Wednesday, some of those who participated in the storming were identified, and it appears that this made them lose or leave their jobs.
Navistar, a Maryland direct marketing company, announced that an employee was terminated after he was photographed wearing his company identity badge inside the hacked Capitol building.
“While we support the right of all employees to peacefully and legally exercise freedom of expression, any employee who exhibits dangerous behavior that threatens the health and safety of others will not have a job opportunity with Navistar Direct Marketing,” the company said in a statement.
Also, a Texas lawyer, Paul Davis, is no longer working for his Goosehead Insurance company after posts appeared on social media showing him talking about his participation in Wednesday’s events. “We’re all trying to get into the Capitol to stop this,” Davis says in one of the videos.
In other posts on the stories feature on Facebook, Davis said that he was “peacefully demonstrating” the whole time, and was not trying to storm the Capitol. He wrote, “I said (I am trying to enter the Capitol) I mean expressing a protest. Not in any violent way.”
On Thursday, a Twitter account belonging to Westlake, a Texas-based company, tweeted: “Paul Davis, Associate General Counsel, no longer works for Goosehead.”
Paul Davis, Associate General Counsel, is no longer employed by Goosehead.
– Goosehead Insurance (@followgoosehead) January 7, 2021
Also, Rick Saccon, a former Pennsylvania representative, shared pictures of himself on his Facebook page outside the Capitol. Saint Vincent’s College, where Sakon was an assistant professor, immediately began the investigation, according to Michael Hostava, senior director of marketing and communications at the institution.
“As a result of this investigation, Dr. Saccon submitted his resignation and we accepted his letter of resignation, and it became effective immediately. He will no longer be associated with Saint Vincent College in any capacity,” Hostava said in a statement he provided to CNN.
Lindsay Williams, a Senator from Pennsylvania, shared a video clip that appears to have been removed from Sakon’s Facebook page, in which the former Pennsylvania representative says, “They smash the gates, and they put it there. We’re trying to get rid of all the bad guys out there.” And all those who betrayed our president. We will go get them out of their offices. “
Americans in positions of authority were disciplined for supporting violence, even if they did not participate in the storming of the Capitol. Where the Republican Party in Texas removed Walter West, a weapons censor, from his post, after West made comments on “Facebook” supporting the blockade of the Capitol.
A statement on the Texas Republican Party website read: “While we strongly support the First Amendment of the Right to Free Assembly, we condemn the violence and pray for all gatherings in our nation’s capital and those in the Capitol Building. The Republican Party in Texas has always been on the side of law and order and will remain.” As well”.