A Maryland printing company issued a statement Thursday confirming they had terminated one of their employees who was caught on video walking through the US Capitol building during Wednesday’s violent siege while wearing his work ID badge.
In a statement, Navistar Direct Marketing said they were “made aware that a man wearing a Navistar company badge was seen inside the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 during the security breach.”
This genius wore his work badge while storming the Capitol.🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/dyJPmFNE7E
— RebelArt (@RebelArt5) January 7, 2021
They added: “After review of the photographic evidence the employee in question has been terminated for cause.”
The unidentified employee was pictured inside the Capitol building Wednesday. The company later said they are “cooperating with the authorities.”
“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,” the company added.
— Hoodlum 🇺🇸 (@NotHoodlum) January 7, 2021
Several images from inside the Capitol show the man alongside a heavily-tattooed Trump supporter who sported horns, a fur hat and face paint and was named as the QAnon Shaman, or Jake Angeli.
“This elf will no longer be allowed to help load my sleigh. He has been terminated.”
North Pole pic.twitter.com/FqGEIi3UHl
— Mark Newman ® (@RealMarkNew91) January 7, 2021