Jason Husser, associate professor of political science and policy studies and director of the Elon Poll, offered insight for a recent report on the second impeachment trial for former President Donald Trump.
Local CBS affiliate WFMY News 2 in Greensboro, North Carolina, featured Associate Professor of Political Science and Policy Studies Jason Husser in a recent report on the second impeachment trial for former U.S. President Donald Trump.
In the report, “Triad political experts discuss former President Trump’s impeachment trial,” reporter Alma McCarty focused on the implications of the Senate trial in which lawmakers will determine whether Trump incited the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
Husser, who is also director of the Elon University Poll, highlighted the significance of the moment in American history and explained what to expect from this week’s proceedings.
“This next impeachment will look a little bit different than what we saw in Trump’s first impeachment,” Husser told WFMY. “In that case, the story was really being debated – what happened behind closed doors? What went on in private phone calls? Now the story is something that all Americans saw, things that happened very publicly. Almost all of the Senators who are going to be voting on impeachment were there at the Capitol building, so they are both witnesses and decision-makers at the same time.”
Husser also discussed the likelihood of the required two-thirds of Senate voting to convict the former president, and what this week’s vote could mean for the nation in years to come.
To see the entire WFMY News 2 report and hear more of Husser’s insights, visit wfmynews2.com.