Man fired after being seen wearing company ID in Capitol Hill riots | Inquirer News

Man fired after being seen wearing company ID in Capitol Hill riots

/ 06:29 PM January 11, 2021

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Supporters of US President Donald Trump, including member of the QAnon conspiracy group Jake Angeli, aka Yellowstone Wolf (C), enter the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. Image: AFP/Saul Loeb

A man who joined the mob that stormed Capitol Hill has been fired by his employer after he was spotted wearing a company ID during the riots.

The unidentified Trump supporter is believed to have been in photos while next to Jacob Anthony Chansley, a.k.a. Jake Angeli, a rioter wearing horns and a bearskin headdress. A man who held a Trump flag was said to be wearing the ID of printing company Navistar Direct Marketing, according to eagle-eyed Twitter users.


Navistar Direct Marketing announced on Facebook last Jan. 7 that it had terminated an employee “for cause.”


A company spokesperson told Forbes on Jan. 7 that it has been in contact with the Federal Bureau of Investigation about the former employee. The man is a person of interest for unlawful entry into the Capitol, as per report.

“Navistar Direct Marketing was made aware that a man wearing a Navistar company badge was seen inside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 during the security breach. After review of the photographic evidence the employee in question has been terminated for cause,” it stated.

“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.”

Chansley, meanwhile, was arrested on Saturday, Jan. 9, for breaching Capitol grounds, according to the Department of Justice.

The mob was an attempt to derail Congress as it was set to certify Joe Biden’s win as the new U.S. President over current President Donald Trump.


Chaos ensued after Trump incited supporters to march to Capitol Hill. The mob pushed through metal security barricades and entered the Capitol by breaking windows and scaling walls. Once inside, offices were looted and vandalized. Five died during the violent incident.

Hours after the chaos, Congress certified Biden’s Electoral College win. Niña V. Guno/JB


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