Social Media Posts from Jan. 6 Could Determine What Happens to Two Former Rocky Mount Police Officers (Virginia Dogwood)

“As anyone who is the parent of a toddler knows, rewarded behavior is repeated behavior. So if there is not sufficient aggressive punishment for the people who invaded the Capitol, who spread the lies of 2021 in January…it will happen again,” said Stephen Farnsworth, political science professor at the University of Mary Washington.


Farnsworth Comments on the News

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, recently commented on the following news stories:

Youngkin nominates Trump EPA chief Andrew Wheeler for secretary of natural resources (The Washington Post)

I Look Like the Strategy’: Winsome Sears Wants Black Voters to Rethink the G.O.P. (The New York Times; The Bharat Express News; DNYUZ)

Voting Districts Approved in Virginia (NBC4)

Stay or go? New Congressional maps present residency issue for Representatives (NPR)

New General Assembly maps pair plenty of incumbents (WVTF)

Outside the Lines (Richmond Magazine)

Ellis the lone Republican bidding for new 7th District Congressional seat — so far (Potomac Local)

New congressional maps: Prince William remains split, while Stafford is solidly in new 7th District (Potomac Local)

An end to political delay tactics? (Cardinal News)

Some state Democrats want a special session to protect abortion rights (WVTF)

Lawmakers Mark Capitol Riot Anniversary (CTV Winnipeg News)

Social Media Posts from Jan. 6 Could Determine What Happens to Two Former Rocky Mount Police Officers (Virginia Dogwood)

Ivanka and Don Jr. Subpoenaed in Civil Case (CTV News)

Looking back on U.S. President Joe Biden’s first year – the highs and the lows (CHQR Radio Calgary)

Presidents Biden and Putin Speak By Phone (CTV News)

Sheer political will may be Trump’s greatest asset (Williston Herald; Conway Daily)

After chaos on Interstate 95, Northam says he is ‘sick and tired’ of criticism on government response (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

His 40-hour nightmare on I-95 is over. A lot of questions remain. (WTVR; WTKR)

President Biden Marks One-year anniversary of the U.S. Capitol Attack (CTV News Canada)

Professor Stephen Farnsworth of the University of Mary Washington in Virginia said that President Biden’s remarks on the January 6th anniversary were unusually direct and angry, a reasonable response to the fact that tens of millions of Americans continue to believe the false statements from former president Trump that the 2020 presidential election was stolen.


An end to political delay tactics? (Cardinal News)

Stephen J. Farnsworth, a political scientist at the University of Mary Washington, said that the possibility that a governor has the ability to manipulate a session by delaying a special election for a vacancy is not a good policy. “The voters of a district where a member has resigned or died need to have new representation as soon as possible,” Farnsworth said.