Govern by Threat

An explanation for GOP’s embrace of Violence

Photo by Charl Folscher on Unsplash

Scott Fairlamb owned a gym in New Jersey. His father used to work for the New Jersey State Police. His brother is a Secret Service agent who used to protect former first lady Michelle Obama.

Things took an unexpected turn for the Fairlambs on Jan. 6.

Scott Fairlamb asked a police officer if he was an American. Then he punched him in the…