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Political Scientists Weigh in on Congressional Response to Capitol Insurrection


Today, the U.S. House of Representatives is considering whether to ask Vice President Mike Pence and the cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution, and it has already drafted one article of impeachment against President Donald Trump for "Inciting Insurrection" at the U.S. Capitol.

This would be the first time in U.S. history that the 25th Amendment has been invoked for other than short-term health reasons, and also the first time a president has been impeached twice. This would be only the third time in our country’s history that a president has been impeached.

To discuss what’s happening in Congress right now we’re joined by Dr. Peter Bergerson, political science professor at Florida Gulf Coast University; and Dr. Susan MacManus, Distinguished Professor Emerita in political science at the University of South Florida.