Bob Lewis covered Virginia government and politics for 20 years for The Associated Press. Now retired from a public relations career at McGuireWoods, he is a columnist for the Virginia Mercury, a sister media outlet to the Florida Phoenix. Both outlets are part of the States Newsroom, a nonprofit involved in state government and politics coverage in state capitals across the country.
Never in the history of this nation have we seen violent mobs attempt to overtake and overthrow our duly elected representatives in the Capitol itself. Worse still, they were exhorted to do so by a proto-dictatorial sociopath desperate to cling to presidential power by any means. Make no mistake: What Donald Trump did by stoking […]