Why impeach a former President?

January 22, 2021 8EE48DA9-968C-4949-BB39-54C13F5E9E68 Created with sketchtool. 18 min Download
Why impeach a former President?

Why impeach a former President?

January 22, 2021 8EE48DA9-968C-4949-BB39-54C13F5E9E68 Created with sketchtool. 18 min Download
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Former President Donald Trump was impeached for a second time just before leaving office. Congress charged him with inciting insurrection related to the storming of the US Capitol on January 6th by Trump supporters who had just left a rally where the President spoke. A President being impeached twice is unprecedented, and advancing impeachment proceedings against a former public official is uncommon to say the least. So what kind of precedent is there for impeaching a public official who is no longer in office? What would conviction mean for the former president? And is there concern that the Senate trial will unduly interfere with doing the people's work? Dr. Carol Nackenoff, Richter Professor of Political Science at Swarthmore College joins KYW Newsradio In Depth for a fascinating breakdown of the impeachment power and the days ahead for the Senate and former President Donald Trump. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices