An occasional Jan. 6 hearing witness comes across as being a bit slow on the uptake, emitting a vibe that reeks of ignorance and small-mindedness. Yet now, apparently, they have seen the light. They’ve had an epiphany of sorts—acknowledging the error of their ways, expressing remorse, admitting they were maybe naïve, misled, even offering up PSAs in the form of prophetic warnings about the ongoing potential for unrest and civil war.
Such self-awareness or change of heart is commendable, yet sometimes it’s easy to listen to someone and think, “Yup, that person could believe Donald Trump, parrot his outrage, buy his lies. No surprise there.” But I stereotype.