Goosehead Insurance coverage fires worker for involvement in US Capitol riots
The aftermath of the unrest in the US Capitol has now reached the insurance industry. Texas-based insurance company Goosehead Insurance has reportedly fired a senior attorney after he was identified as one of the supporters of President Donald Trump, who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, according to Reuters.
Goosehead said in a tweet Thursday morning that Associate General Counsel Paul MacNeal Davis was “no longer employed” with the company. Davis had been with the firm since mid-2020, having previously worked for the Clark Hill and Andrews Kurth law firms, Westlaw Today reported.
An internal memo from Mark Jones, Goosehead chairman and chief executive officer, which was reviewed by Reuters, said the insurance agency was “surprised and dismayed to learn that one of our employees was participating in a violent demonstration without our knowledge or assistance participated in our country’s capital yesterday. “
The memo continued, “After investigating the situation, we decided to break up with this person. While we support our employees’ right to vote and express ourselves politically, we do not condone violent or illegal acts. This one former employee’s actions do not reflect our corporate culture or values, and we are disappointed with their behavior. “
The memo was distributed after journalist Roger Sollenberger posted a video on Twitter showing an Instagram video that Davis posted of him during the uprising outside the U.S. Capitol, questioning the results of the presidential election. Davis also said on social media that he was gassed in tears, according to Reuters.