Derrick Evans resigned from West Virginia’s House of Delegates on Saturday after he was arrested for participating in the riots where Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol.
“I hereby resign as a member of the House of Delegates, effective immediately,” Evans said in his resignation letter, according to Metro News.
“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,” Evans wrote. “I hope this action I take today can remove any cloud of distraction from the state Legislature, so my colleagues can get to work in earnest building a brighter future for our state. And more importantly, I hope it helps to begin the healing process, so we can all move forward and come together as ‘One Nation, Under God.'”