Trump-Supporting Nurse Fired By Her Hospital After Entering Capitol Building
Nurse Lori Vinson, from Morganfield in the state of Kentucky, was among the supporters of Donald Trump who illegally stormed the Capitol, but is adamant she didn't take part in any of the violence or destruction.
Vinson told local news station WFIE-TV: "I participated in none of that. I would never participate in that."
During the insurrection, Vinson filmed and shared several videos on Facebook showing people inside the US seat of government in Washington DC.
She added: "I hope that is something I remember and say, 'I'm glad I was a part of that 30 years from now'."
Her Facebook page also showed where she worked, and she was fired from her job at Ascension St Vincent hospital in Evansville, Indiana.
She claims the paperwork she was given confirming her dismissal said it was because she'd admitted to engaging in criminal behaviour at a high-profile event.
The hospital said in a statement that they 'cannot comment on specific employment matters'.
Ms Vinson has also since been contacted by the FBI in relation to events in DC after being sacked.
However, she says that a 10 minute conversation led to the agent she talked to thanking her and adding 'you won't be hearing from me again.'
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Even after everything that has happened with her job and with the law enforcement agency, Vinson says she would do it all again and has no regrets about her actions.
She explained: "Because I was there for a peaceful protest and that's what I was doing.
"I felt like I have done nothing wrong and I wouldn't change it."
She told the Courier Press she only attended to 'support President Trump on the stolen, fraudulent votes'.
President Trump has repeatedly made baseless and refuted claims of voter fraud during the November 2020 election.
The outgoing POTUS claims he won the election, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.
After attending a rally held by Trump, supporters smashed into the Capitol Building and caused politicians to be evacuated from the building.
Once inside, a number started causing destruction and fighting with the police. Eventually a curfew was declared and the city centre was cleared.
Ms Vinson continued: "There was never law enforcement there that said you can't enter here. And if we had ever met any of that resistance, we would have never gone in."
Five people were killed that day. Authorities are now seeking to arrest and prosecute those involved in the violence.
Featured Image Credit: WFIE-TV
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