Impeaching Former President Trump (Again)

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Distinguished presidential scholar Dr. George Edwards shares his view on a range of issues regarding the second impeachment of former President Trump. What is the basis of the impeachment? Can Congress convict a president who has left office? How supportive are Republicans for impeachment, and why do they hold these views?

Dr. George C. Edwards III

In this session, distinguished presidential scholar George Edwards will address a range of issues regarding the second impeachment of former President Trump. Was the 25th Amendment a viable option for removing former President Trump? What is the basis of the impeachment? Was former President Trump's speech to the protestors protected by the First Amendment? Can Congress convict a president who has left office? How does Congress disqualify someone from holding office in the future? How supportive are Republicans in the public and in Congress for impeaching and convicting former President Trump, and why do they hold these views?