LIRR worker suspended for allegedly attending US Capitol riot
A Long Island Rail Road worker has been suspended and is under investigation for his alleged role in the Capitol riot in Washington, D.C.
MTA Chairman Pat Foye called out LIRR assistant conductor Steven Rosati Thursday for photos that appear to show him inside the Capitol Building on Jan. 6 -- but News 12 has chosen not to show them because they have not been officially verified.
"What he said on social media was outrageous, despicable and he's a jackass," said Foye.
The 28-year-old Levittown man has been suspended without pay, pending an investigation, according to MTA officials.
Rosati also allegedly commented on various social media platforms referring to COVID-19 as a hoax, making fun of co-workers who were getting the vaccine.
"His conduct at the Capitol ought to be investigated and is being investigated," says Foye.
News 12 reached out to Rosati's union representative for a comment, but has not heard back.