Mr. Davis posted a live-streaming video of himself outside the Capitol
An Associate General Counsel of Goosehead Insurance was terminated yesterday after publicly posting images of himself outside the Capital on January 6, 2020. The decision appears to have been made after Mr. Davis’ live-streamed video was commented on by a staff writer for an online news site. According to his profile on LinkedIn, Mr. Davis is an Austin-based attorney that was both Associate General Counsel and the HR Director for the insurance franchise.
Goosehead Insurance is a fast-growing publicly-traded insurance agency franchisor. See Agency Checklists’ article of August 20, 2019, “Publicly-Traded Insurance Agency Franchiser Testing The Waters In Massachusetts.” When Agency Checklists published this article, Goosehead traded at $43.33 per share. As of January 11, 2021, Goosehead’s stock closed at $126.60.
The following is a screenshot of Mr. Davis’ comments that were posted by the Salon journalist and subsequently commented on Mr. Sollenberger’s personal Twitter feed. This posting was then picked up by various news outlets.
To view the original video posted on Twitter, simply click the image which should take you to a new window to view the video:
In addition to condemning his actions, the staff writer went on to include info not only about Mr. Davis, but information about the company he worked for:
In response to the disclosure on Twitter of Mr. Davis’ employment information, Goosehead Insurance quickly responded by announcing the termination of Mr. Davis.
In response, the journalist posted the following:
In Mr. Davis’s defence, it was later reported that in a subsequent Instagram post, Mr. Davis denied any wrongdoing while at the Capitol. In a quote taken from that post and included in the articles, he said that it was obvious from his entire story posted that he was peacefully demonstrating and that he did not have any violent intentions when he said that they were ‘trying to get into the capitol.’ Rather, the video used on Twitter was taken out of context. In addition, while the Salon journalist initially stated that Mr. Davis was disbarred from Texas, this is not accurate. He continues to appear to be of good standing on the Bar of Texas website.