GWYNN’S ISLAND, Va. — On her first visit to Dog Sweet in the US Capitol, as a 13-year-old in 1975, she tilted her head back, looked at the shiny white dome and thought it was the most horrible thing she had ever done. saw.
In his second visit to the Capitol, he joined a crowd of Trump supporters who smashed his way to the US Congressional seat, ending his trip with handcuffs.
The 45-year journey between those two journeys was marked by a belief in bright idealism and dark conspiracies, a solitary existence and a new fraternity with people where there is no belief that Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election Had defeated Donald Trump.
It did not matter that there was no evidence of widespread election fraud, or that more than 50 legal claims filed by the Trump campaign were dismissed by the courts.
Mr. Sweet believed Mr. Trump and his allies, who for weeks had incited followers to rise against the outcome of a national election that they said was rigged.