House Impeaches Trump A Second Time Just Days Away From The End Of His Presidency
Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021
Last week’s attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump shook Congress to its core. Calls for accountability came from both sides of the aisle, but House Democrats really got the ball rolling by calling on the vice president to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office.
The president insists that his comments on The Ellipse kicking off that march up Pennsylvania Avenue and the invasion of the Capitol were "totally appropriate." But Pence refused to take action, so the House proceeded in impeaching Trump for the second time — this time for "incitement of insurrection."
With six days before a new president, what this will accomplish – and more.
Eric Heberlig, professor of political science and public administration, UNC Charlotte
Susan Roberts, professor of political science, Davidson College
Asher Hildebrand, associate professor of the practice in the Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University