Simple mistake got Trump fan fired
A nurse who was involved in the siege at the US Capitol made a rookie error that's cost her her job, with her employer left with no choice but to terminate her position.
Lori Vinson, a nurse from Kentucky entered the Capitol building on January 6 with a mob of Trump supporters, in a bloody riot that ended in five deaths.
Ms Vinson posted about the experience on her Facebook page, which also listed her job at an Indiana Hospital.
She said she was fired on January 8 by Ascension St. Vincent in Evansville, Indiana.
Her termination paperwork said she'd been fired for admitting to engaging in criminal behavior at a high profile event, according to Fox43.
She said she walked into the Capitol building after other rioters had violently stormed the line of police, according to WFIE-TV. She filmed videos while inside the building and shared them on her Facebook page.
"I participated in none of that. I would never participate in (violence)," she said.
She plans to appeal her termination.
She also claimed she'd been contacted by the FBI about being at the Capitol and after being interviewed for ten minutes, "He said, 'Thank you, you won't be hearing from me again'."
Ascension St. Vincent told Fox43 the hospital "cannot comment on specific employment matters".
Ms Vinson maintained she had no regrets about entering the Capitol building, saying she was engaged in a "peaceful protest".
"I felt like I have done nothing wrong and I wouldn't change it."
It comes as one of Donald Trump's most enthusiastic supporters turned on him, in a scathing letter calling the violent siege at the Capitol an "assault on our democracy".
Alex Azar, the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services, wrote to the President with five days left in his position, saying "the actions and rhetoric following the election, especially during this past week, threaten to tarnish these and other historic legacies of this Administration."
"The attacks on our Capitol were an assault on our democracy and our tradition of peaceful transitions of power that the United States of America first brought to the world," he continued.
"I implore you to continue to condemn unequivocally any form of violence, to demand that no one attempt to disrupt the inaugural activities in Washington or elsewhere, and to continue to support unreservedly the peaceful and orderly transition of power on January 20, 2021."
Originally published as Rioters 'seconds away' from finding Pence