Many of the people who stormed the Capitol building on Wednesday did not bother to hide their identities, no doubt thinking that having Trump’s support provided them with immunity. They are finding out that that was a mistake and already employers are firing those who have been identified.
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.
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.”
We have witnessed in the last four years that anyone who works for Trump risks having their professional reputation destroyed. The latest casualty is a lawyer named Cleta Mitchell. On the infamous phone call that Trump made to Georgia secretary of state Brad Raffensperger, one of the people who spoke was someone who had the unfamiliar name Cleta Mitchell who appeared to be a lawyer working for Trump. It turns out that she was a partner at a prestigious law firm who had been secretly working for Trump even though her firm had made it a policy not to get involved in these election disputes. As a result, she has ‘resigned’ from the firm.
Foley & Lardner said in its statement Monday that the firm had a policy not to represent any party in connection with matters related to elections.
“We are aware of, and are concerned by, Ms. Mitchell’s participation in the January 2 conference call and are working to understand her involvement more thoroughly,” the firm said in a statement Monday.
“Our policy did allow our attorneys to participate in observing election recounts and similar actions on a voluntary basis in their individual capacity as private citizens so long as they did not act as legal advisers,” it said.
Her profile on the Foley & Lardner’s website had already been deleted by Tuesday night.
She of course, being a true Trumpist, claims that she was forced to resign because of a pressure campaign mounted against her, not for secretly violating the firm’s policy.
The only people who should work for Trump are those whose reputations are already in the dumpster, like Rudy Giuliani, who spoke at the Trump rally on Wednesday and was his usual idiotic self. In addition to staking his and Trump’s reputation, which together will not buy you a cup of coffee, he also called for a ‘trial by combat’. What the hell does that mean? He said that he and Trump were willing to stake their reputations that massive fraud will be found. Since their reputations are already worth zero, that is an easy offer for him to make.
Rudy Giuliani says "I'm willing to stake my reputation” on the fact that there is election fraud:
“Let’s have trial by combat.” pic.twitter.com/Bhbx6fnPcq
— The Recount (@therecount) January 6, 2021