An insurance company lawyer from North Texas has been fired after posting video of himself wearing a MAGA hat and attempting to breach the Capitol building with other rioters.
“Got tear gassed today. That was quite an experience,” he complains in the Instagram video, uncovered by Roger Sollenberger, an Austin-based reporter at Salon.com.
“All we’re doing is demanding that our public officials audit the vote,” he continues.
“Audit the Dominion machines, audit the ballots,” he says, repeating fraud claims that have been discredited by state election officials and judges in more than 50 court challenges.
Sollenberger identified Paul M. Davis as an associate general counsel and director of human resources at Goosehead Insurance, based in Westlake, Texas.
The insurance company tweeted Thursday morning that Davis is no longer employed there.
“If this was a legitimate election, they’ll let us inspect it, and if Biden won, let’s all go on with out lives,” Davis says in his video, which was posted to his Instagram account.
“We’re all trying to get into the Capitol to stop this, and this is what’s happening,” he says, panning his cellphone camera to show he is standing with other protesters and cops in riot gear just outside the building.
Texas lawyer fired after livestreaming effort to storm Capitol The British Journal Editors and Wire Services/ New York Post.