"Raise your hand if you think Trump should be removed from office."  Seniors at Goodwin House, a Virginia retirement community, respond to Kojo with hands resolutely in the air.

"Raise your hand if you think Trump should be removed from office." Seniors at Goodwin House, a Virginia retirement community, respond to Kojo with hands resolutely in the air.

We’ve been here before. Three presidents in American history have faced impeachment proceedings in the House of Representatives – and the Founding Fathers knew it would be a divisive, and deeply political, process.

We hear from local journalists who covered past impeachments, and presidential historians who will weigh in on how the political climate in the D.C. region has changed since the last time impeachment proceedings took over Washington.

Plus – what role do today’s media landscape and new communication technologies play in shaping the impeachment narrative? We’ll dive into the history of impeachment – and how locals feel like this round compares to the days of Nixon and Clinton.

This program was recorded at Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads with a live audience. The views and opinions expressed by audience members are those of the individuals themselves and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Goodwin House Incorporated. Any comments made or views expressed are of their opinion and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, or individual.

Please note: WAMU 88.5 and wamu.org will be carrying live coverage of the impeachment hearings at noon on Thursday, November 21, 2019. Tune in for this special broadcast of The Kojo Nnamdi Show at 9 p.m. on Thursday.

Produced by Julie Depenbrock and Maura Currie

Guests

  • David Priess Author, "How to Get Rid of a President: History’s Guide to Removing Unpopular, Unable, or Unfit Chief Executives"; @DavidPriesss
  • Jennifer Victor Associate Professor of Political Science, George Mason University; @jennifernvictor
  • Scott Talan Assistant Professor, American University’s School of Communication; @talan
  • Alexis Simendinger National Political Correspondent, The Hill; @ASimendinger

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