Central Illinois Mayor Apologizes for Saying Media Lied About Capitol Riot

Central Illinois Mayor Apologizes for Saying Media Lied About Capitol Riot

THOMASBORO (AP) – A central Illinois mayor who attended the Trump rally in Washington that preceded the storming of the Capitol building has apologized for accusing the media of lying about the violence in a video he posted online afterward

Thomasboro Mayor Tyler Evans, who has faced calls to resign since he posted the video, issued a statement Thursday apologizing for his comments and condemning the violence.

He said he made it as far as the Capitol steps and saw very little evidence of violence, and that he posted his video before he had a “full understanding of the actions of rioters who stormed the Capitol.”

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