Massachusetts Governor Wrongly Attributes Police Officer’s Death to Capitol Riot

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker holds a news conference in Boston, Mass., July 8, 2021.
(Brian Snyder/Reuters)

In a statement blasting former President Trump and his allies on the one-year anniversary of the Capitol riot, Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker mistakenly attributed the death of a Capitol Police officer to the day’s events.

Baker paid tribute to officer William Evans, lauding his heroism and bravery on January 6 as supporters of then-President Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol. 

However, Evans was killed on April 2 when Noah Green, a 25-year-old supporter of Louis Farrakhan, drove into the officer at a barricade outside the Capitol building. Green, a self-identified “Follower of Farrakhan,” had likened the anti-Semitic leader of the Nation of Islam to “Jesus” on his Facebook profile.

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