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Mon Apr 1, 2024, 09:06 AM Apr 2024

Miles Adkins: Virginia School Board Member's Jan. 6 Arrest Fractures Community

Source: Daily Beast

Virginia School Board Member’s Jan. 6 Arrest Fractures Community

There are calls for Miles Adkins to resign. But some in Frederick County, Virginia, think the accused insurrectionist should stick to his guns.

Pilar Melendez
Senior National Reporter
Published Apr. 01, 2024 4:17AM EDT

Sitting at the head of the Shenandoah Valley, Winchester, Virginia, is a city steeped in the history of the Civil War, known as the “shuttlecock of the Confederacy” because it changed hands so many times.

There is a new battle brewing there now: a bitter debate over whether a school board member charged for allegedly taking part in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, among other infractions, should resign his seat.

At the center of this modern maelstrom is Miles Adkins, who was elected to the Frederick County board as an independent in 2021. Some residents see Adkins as a hard-working American patriot; others angrily denounce him and call for his ouster.

While Adkins has been a controversial figure since he took office, things really came to a head after he was arrested in late February for allegedly breaching the Capitol three years ago and swilling Coors Light and Fireball during the riot. At the March 19 meeting of the board, Marine Corps veteran Robert Patton stepped up to the podium and demanded Adkins step down.

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Read more: https://www.thedailybeast.com/school-board-member-miles-adkins-jan-6-arrest-fractures-frederick-county-virginia

Alternate link: https://news.yahoo.com/virginia-school-board-member-jan-081741305.html

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