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West Virginia state lawmaker charged with entering Capitol in riot resigns

West Virginia state lawmaker charged with entering Capitol in riot resigns
In a statement Saturday, Derrick Evans said he takes full responsibility for his actions, adding that he deemed it best for him to resign at this point to "focus on my personal situation."

West Virginia state lawmaker charged with entering Capitol in riot resigns West Virginia Republican state Del.SHOLTEN SINGER, THE HERALD-DISPATCH/AP A West Virginia state lawmaker resigned Saturday as he faces charges of entering a restricted area of the U.West Virginia House Speaker Roger Hanshaw, a Republican, said it's time to turn the page, move on and heal.Like several other political first-time winners in November's West Virginia elections, Evans swept aside a Democratic rival to win his seat representing Wayne County.

Evans issued a statement Saturday that he takes full responsibility for his actions, adding he deemed it best for him to resign to "focus on my personal situation and those I love." "I take full responsibility for my actions, and deeply regret any hurt, pain or embarrassment I may have caused my family, friends, constituents and fellow West Virginians," said Evans.

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