The Right Choice

Ex-delegate Derrick Evans spared West Virginia ongoing national embarrassment when he resigned Saturday.

Of all Evans’ actions since Wednesday, when he rushed the nation’s Capitol with others upset over the presidential election results and even livestreamed himself inside the building’s interior, resigning from the House is the only sensible decision he’s made. Fellow delegates should be saying a silent thank-you that Evans’ actions — and what to do about them — won’t be the top agenda item when the House meets this week for its first gathering of 2021.

The Legislature has many important issues to deal with this year, and the criminal actions of a delegate would have taken time away from matters that could benefit West Virginians. It’s good that this aspect of Evans’ actions are dealt with.


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