Every locality has its share of political hangers-on and gadflies. Former Old Forge School Board Director and longtime Donald Trump enthusiast Frank Scavo is one of Lackawanna County’s. Scavo’s bus tour to the Capitol on January 6th included a front-row seat to a Trump-instigated insurrection wherein scores of his supporters stormed the Capitol building in a bid to upend the certification of Joe Biden’s electoral college win, and, in the process, the constitution itself.

Scavo maintained he stayed away from the madding crowds, but photos shot by multiple journalists on the scene strongly suggest that was not the case. In any event, he has some explaining to do.