As hundreds of people gathered in South Straub Park in St. Petersburg for a “Vigil for Democracy” event to mark the horror of the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol, more than 150 conservative activists gathered in Clearwater to blast the mainstream media’s interpretation of that day, and give praise to a “political prisoner” who remains held in the Pinellas County Jail for his participation.
Congressional District 13 Democratic candidate Eric Lynn was asked what it would require to ensure that Jan. 6, 2021, doesn’t happen again. Communication is key, he said.
“We need to work on our intelligence sharing,” he said. “We need to make sure that our Capitol Police is gaining intelligence from the FBI, from the Secret Service, from other police forces. Something that didn’t happen on January 6th in the way that it really needed to.”