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LIRR Conductor Suspended After Allegedly Joining Trump D.C. Rally

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An assistant conductor for the Long Island Rail Road has been suspended by the MTA after allegedly attending the pro-Trump rally the day insurrectionists stormed the Capitol.

The MTA identified the man as Steven Rosati. MTA Chairman Patrick Foye spoke out against the conductor’s conduct, which included anti-COVID testing sentiments.

“What he said on social media is outrageous, despicable and the sign he’s a jackass. His conduct at the Capitol ought to be investigated, and is being investigated,” Foye said.

The LIRR conductor was identified at the rally on January 6 from pictures on Twitter. It is not clear if he joined the riot. The conductor has not been criminally charged.

Cassandra Basler, a former senior editor at WSHU, came to the station by way of Columbia Journalism School in New York City. When she's not reporting on wealth and poverty, she's writing about food and family.