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After Trump Is Impeached Again, A Look At The Political And Legal Questions

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., gavels in the final vote of the impeachment of President Donald Trump, for his role in inciting an angry mob to storm the Congress last week, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021.

 

The U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday for a historic second impeachment of President Trump, approving a single article of "inciting violence against the government of the United States.” So what are the political and legal implications of this?

It’s fair to state that this impeachment took place with extraordinary speed and it’s testing the boundaries of the impeachment process itself, raising questions that have never been contemplated before.

 

 

Joining Idaho Matters to talk more in depth about this are University of Idaho Law Professor Shaakirah Sanders and Charles Hunt, political science professor at Boise State University.

 

Have a question or comment for the show? Tweet @KBSX915 using #IdahoMatters

 

Frankie Barnhill is the Senior Producer of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show and podcast. She's always interested in hearing surprising and enlightening stories about life in the West. Have an idea for Idaho Matters? Drop her a line!
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.