Jorge Riley, corresponding secretary of the California Republican Assembly and president of the Sacramento Republican Assembly, resigned from both positions this week after receiving backlash for participating in the failed insurrection that took place at the U.S. Capitol last week.
The California Republican Assembly issued a press release condemning Riley’s actions, and said the CRA was not involved in the incident.
“Specifically, we denounce the lawlessness that took place at our nation’s capital on January 6, 2021. The perpetrators should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. CRA was not involved with the event and any participation by individual CRA members was in their capacity as private citizens,” the statement read.
The statement also said the CRA president demanded Riley resign his membership immediately or be removed.
“CRA President Johnnie Morgan has demanded that the member, Jorge Riley of Sacramento, resign his membership in CRA immediately as it is important to have leaders who’s actions exemplify positive engagement in the civil governance process. If he does not resign, we will seek his expulsion from the organization.”
According to KCRA, there were photos and videos captured at the riots last week that captured Riley participating.
In the photos, Riley is seen with the group storming the Capitol building. He also shared photos of broken windows inside the Capitol hallways and outside Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office.
In several of the photos, Riley is seen wearing a Sacramento Republic FC shirt. Officials with Republic FC released a statement that read:
“The individual in this video is not a Republic FC member, has no association with the club in any manner, and unequivocally does not represent the values of this club. We have already shared all information with the appropriate authorities.”
Riley has not been arrested or charged for his involvement in the D.C. riots.