‘I’m the January 6 man’: GOP candidate says he’s ‘running to kick in the front door’

A Republican candidate from West Virginia is seeking higher office because of his participation in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

Derrick Evans told right-wing nationalist Steve Bannon that voters were flocking to him after he spent 90 days in jail after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor count of civil disorder. Evans is challenging Rep. Carol Miller (R-WV) in the Republican primary.

“The way rich people put it, they say, maybe a guy like Derrick Evans, maybe he, with his common sense, maybe he’s the guy who should represent our real values ​​in the nation’s capital,” Bannon explained.

“When people learn that, and then they also learn that I am the man from January 6,” Evans proclaimed. “The reason that’s important here in West Virginia is that everyone knows the story.”

“I am the highest-ranking government official in the entire country other than President Trump, who like me is being targeted by the deep state,” he continued. “I was elected to the state House here on January 6 when I went to the Capitol and stood with President Trump that day.”

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Evans said people recognized him for his role on Jan. 6.

“And they say, thank you for being the first politician with a backbone who actually stood up for us and fought for us,” he recalled people saying. “And as they learn those things, we collect votes left and right every day.”

“So it’s about getting the message out there and making sure that people are aware of her voting record and making sure that they know and understand and realize that I’m the only elected official in the entire country who has the courage to stand behind the president. Trump on January 6,” he added.

“And I paid the price for it, and I’m rushing to kick in the front door and expose the corruption.”

Watch the video below from Real America’s Voice.