I think that 99.99999999999% of John Durham's perceived "gravitas" resides in that phony "Pissed Off Dr. Freud" face he makes for the cameras.
Authoritarians are obsessed with outward displays of that nature.
It makes them moist.
Ooooooo, he's scary and powerful! He is, because he makes a face!
I can do that face. Should I run for office as an authoritarian?
I'm a retired porn star named Bolt Mannix!