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Idaho Constitutional Expert Gives Her Take On D.C. Insurrection

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President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a rally Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington.

After a mob of extremists took over and ransacked the U.S. Capitol Building Wednesay, Democrats in Congress are calling for President Trump to be removed from office. But with less than two weeks left in his term, what legal mechanisms can be used and how likely is his removal?

University of Idaho law professor Shaakirrah Sanders tells Idaho Matters how and when the 25th Amendment can be invoked, and considers the question of impeachment and removal of Trump. We also learn from Sanders about the legal definition of sedition and treason and how they can be applied to the events of January 6.

 

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Gemma is the host of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show which broadcasts live Monday-Friday at noon. She is an award-winning journalist and has spent the majority of her broadcasting career in Idaho. Gemma was a television news anchor and reporter in Boise for close to 15 years. She came to Boise in 1999 to start Fox 12.