As images and social media posts of Wednesday’s insurrection at the US Capitol circulate online, some of those who were present are being identified, and some have lost or left their jobs because of it.
Navistar, a direct marketing company in Maryland, announced that an employee had been terminated after he was photographed wearing his company ID badge inside the breached Capitol building.
“While we support all employees’ 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 said in a statement provided to CNN.
A Texas attorney named Paul Davis is no longer employed at his company, Goosehead Insurance, after social media posts appeared to show him talking about his participation in Wednesday’s events.
In one video, Davis says, “we’re all trying to get into the Capitol to stop this.”
In further posts on Facebook’s Stories feature, Davis said he was “peacefully demonstrating” the whole time, and was not trying to actively break into the Capitol.
“I said ‘trying to get into the Capitol,’ meaning to voice a protest. Not in any violent way,” he wrote.
On Thursday, a Twitter account belonging to the Westlake, Texas-based company tweeted:
“Paul Davis, Associate General Counsel, is no longer employed by Goosehead.”
CNN reached out to Goosehead for further comment and was directed to a voicemail message that stated,
“The Goosehead employee involved at the Capitol is no longer employed.”
It isn’t clear whether Davis left the company or was terminated. CNN reached out to Davis for comment but hasn’t gotten a response.