Brad Rukstales, CEO of marketing technology company Cogensia, apologized for what he called “very poor judgment.”
Cogensia, based in Schaumburg, a suburb of Chicago, tried to distance itself from its chief executive, who said the chief executive had been asked for leave.
Neither Rukstales nor Cogensia could receive further comment. The US Congress police did not respond to a request for comment to confirm the arrest.
Luxtals said in the statement: “I am not qualified, and I am a peaceful and law-abiding citizen. I condemn the violence and destruction in Washington.”
The CEO of Cogensia said that after the Washington rally, he “followed hundreds of others through hundreds of open doors to the Capitol to see what was going on inside.”
Rukstales said he was arrested and accused of entering the country illegally.
He said: “My decision to enter the Capitol was wrong, and I regret that.”
The company said in a statement: “Although we support all employees to peacefully and legally exercise their right to freedom of speech, any employee who exhibits dangerous behaviors that endanger the health and safety of others will no longer have employment opportunities with Navistar Direct Marketing. “To CNN.