A Covington, Kentucky teenager who faced off with Native American activist Nathan Phillips two years ago at the Lincoln Memorial has fired his lawyer, who attempted to overturn Donald Trump's 2020 Election defeat. Nicholas Sandmann fired attorney L. Lin Wood from the team representing him in lawsuits against mainstream media giants including the New York Times, ABC News, CBS News, NBC Universal, Rolling Stone and others. Sandmann will be continued to be represented by Kentucky-based lawyer Todd McMurtry. Before the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol, Wood suggested that former Vice President Mike Pence engaged in treason and could 'face execution by firing squad' for formally recognizing Joe Biden's victory. Wood later said on another social media platform that his comments were 'rhetorical hyperbole'. Sandmann's face-off with Phillips in January, 2019 put himself and his Covington Catholic High School students in the media spotlight. Reports labeled Sandmann as racially insensitive and the 'face of a mob' for wearing Trump's 'Make America Great Again' cap.
Sandmann's legal team recently settled lawsuits with CNN and the Washington Post for an unspecified amount. He has accused the media for endorsing anti-Christian and anti-conservative narratives.