OPINION: BJay Pak’s strange – and Trumpian

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Pak, in his first lengthy interview since resigning a year ago, said he had never been a fearful fellow (although he sometimes packed heat). “But I figured if they’re storming the capital, Lord knows what people will do.”

It was a worrying time of lies, conspiracies and angry, unstable people. It remains that way, as a good chunk of the population still believes the election was stolen — well more than half of Republicans, according to polls.

Last week, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution published a long story detailing the birth, nurturing and spread of Trump’s Big Lie in Georgia. That story recounts Pak testifying in August before the Senate Judiciary Committee and perfectly summing up the atmosphere surrounding the White House.

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A U.S. Capitol Police officer is surrounded by rioters at a door on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP…

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