A Chicago real estate agent who lost her job with @properties because of her ties to the U.S. Capitol breach in January is suing over an MSNBC report in which she claims the network wrongly told viewers she had been criminally charged, court records show.
The Jan. 6 Capitol riot interrupted the Electoral College vote count and has led to criminal charges in federal court against hundreds of people, including at least six Illinoisans. Libby McCarten Andrews is not among them, according to court records.
Still, the real estate group @properties announced on Jan. 7 that Andrews had been fired, saying it received “a tremendous amount of outreach” following social media posts in which Andrews appeared to acknowledge being in Washington, D.C., for the event.
Andrews allegedly posted a photo of herself standing on the Capitol steps with supporters of then-President Donald Trump along with the caption, “History! It’s not done yet!” In another…