Former AG: Our democracy remains in peril | Opinion

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By John Farmer, Jr. It is hard to imagine a more riveting, horrifying, or disgraceful affront to our republic than the scene that took place on January 6, 2021. A violent mob shattering windows, assaulting police, breaking down doors, and causing members of Congress and the sitting vice president to flee for their lives was an obscene display of animus and ignorance. Yet that violence is less relevant to the state of democracy today than what happened in its aftermath. Within hours, Fox News anchors and Republican members of Congress — many of whom, it turned out, had been texting President Tr…

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