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The Implications Of Impeachment, Insurrection On American Institutions

 Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with former President Donald Trump on Jan. 6, 2021 (Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with former President Donald Trump on Jan. 6, 2021 (Samuel Corum/Getty Images)

On the second day of the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, we look at the implications of the events of Jan. 6, the Trump presidency and the direction of the Republican party on American government institutions.

Here & Now‘s Tonya Mosley speaks with William Howell, a political scientist at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and co-author of “Presidents, Populism, and the Crisis of Democracy.”

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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