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Is This The End of Trumpism Or The Beginning?

Jan 10, 2021

Wednesday's insurrection by Trump supporters at the Capitol was the culmination of months of Trump perpetuating the lie that the election was stolen from him.  The fire he built might have sputtered without oxygen from Republican colleagues and right-wing media intent on capitalizing on his lies. 

House Democrats introduced an article of impeachment Monday. It charges President Trump with "inciting violence against the government of the United States," after House Republicans objected to a resolution calling on Mr. Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment. The House will consider the impeachment resolution on the floor if the Vice-President refuses to intervene "within 24 hours" or if the President refuses to resign.

The boundaries between democracy, autocracy, and fascism have blurred in America over the last four years. Is impeachment or the 25th amendment the best way to put out the fire of Trumpism?

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  • Yascha Mounk is a contributing editor at The Atlantic, an associate professor at Johns Hopkins University, a senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund, and a senior adviser at Protect Democracy. His most recent book is The People Vs. Democracy: Why Our Freedom Is In Danger and How To Save It. He recently founded the newsletter Persuasion.

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Colin McEnroe and Cat Pastor contributed to this show.