Zach Deputy Attends Deadly Capitol Protests
Singer-songwriter Zach Deputy was pictured outside the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, January 6 protesting the official counting of electoral votes for U.S. President. The protests in support of President Donald Trump turned violent when a mob of insurrections invaded the Capitol Building. At least five people died following Wednesday’s violence, including U.S. Capitol police officer Brian D. Sicknick.
Republican and Democratic lawmakers in Congress have called on President Trump to be removed from office, or resign, due to his involvement in inciting the deadly mob of insurrectionists that attacked the Capitol. Similar calls have been made for Republican Senators Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley and their counterparts in the House of Representatives to be removed or reprimanded for their roles in encouraging the insurrectionists with unproven accusations of election fraud.
Trump was banned from all major social media platforms, including Twitter and Facebook, following Wednesday’s deadly events. Police and the FBI continue to make arrests around the country of those who were part of the mob of insurrectionists.
President-Elect Joe Biden, who with Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris won the November 2020 U.S. presidential election by defeating Trump and Vice President Michael Pence by an electoral college vote of 306 to 232, will be inaugurated on Wednesday, January 20. Biden and Harris also earned 7 million more popular votes, topping 81 million total to become the most votes ever cast in the U.S. presidential election.
Zach Deputy’s attendance at the Capitol on Wednesday can be seen in a photo showing Zach and his brother, Whitley Deputy, with the Capitol in the background. Whitley posted the since-deleted photo that went viral on Facebook, in which Zach can be seen wearing a red and white “Make America Great Again” hat.
In response to the photo going viral, Deputy posted a nearly 10-minute video on Facebook explaining why he went to Washington D.C. to protest the election results. The South Carolina native claimed that he was against the violence that took place at the Capitol on Wednesday.
“I was there at the Capitol, but I am 100% against rioting against the police,” Deputy stated. “I was 100% then that day, against storming into the Capitol building.”
Deputy’s description of his actions outside the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6 can heard in the video below: