“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.
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:
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.
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.
“Blaming drivers for the I-95 multi-day mess is absurd. Virginia government failed to deliver, first and foremost,” said Stephen Farnsworth, a professor and director of the Center for Leadership Studies and Media at the University of Mary Washington, on Twitter.
Professor Stephen Farnsworth of the University of Mary Washington in Virginia said that one year after the 2021 assault on the U.S. Capitol, the false statements from President Trump and others that the 2020 presidential election was stolen continue to resonate with tens of millions of Americans.