Astatue of Christopher Columbus stands in downtown Scranton — or still stands, it may be necessary to add, given the fate of statuary around the country. Its survival is due at least in part to a group of defenders who sat beside it in lawn chairs on June 13, during a Black Lives Matter protest. The night before, in nearby Wilkes-Barre, a similar event had left that city’s Columbus monument defaced by red paint.
Jim Bognet thinks that these guardians are the kind of people who will send him to Congress in November. “Columbus is important around here,” says the Republican …
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