Just why should the new Democratic administration "listen to all Americans"? The outgoing Republican-controlled administration and Senate "listened" to all Americans? Why should the Biden administration pay any attention to those who would deny its legitimacy and go so far as to actively, violently attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election? Mr. Haddock hopes that "our Virginia elected officials do not seek retribution, revenge or malice ... ." Actually, retribution, revenge, and malice would be just a continuation of the departing Republican administration's approach to governing. No, the Biden administration will have its hands full with the pandemic, the economy, our cultural divides, the income gap, criminal justice reform and a whole bunch of other pressing issues ignored and left behind by its immediate predecessor. If, along the way to seeking solutions to the concerns it has inherited, the Biden administration finds time to listen to those who are directly and indirectly responsible for placing this nation in the condition we find ourselves in, fine. If not, that is just the way life goes. The departing Republican administration has had a multitude of opportunities to show the "heart" Mr. Haddock credits to Abraham Lincoln. It failed. And the Democrats should listen to those who supported that?