- January 15, 2021
The United States is currently experiencing one of the darkest periods in its recent history. The images of a wild mob pushing into the Capitol while meeting little resistance and of an armed stand-off between Trump supporters and Capitol Police were unprecedented and mark a historic turning point. It was a wake-up call for the country and the world, and an embarrassment for Donald Trump. As a result, President Trump has been impeached by the House of Representatives for a second time. Yet the bulk of the GOP is still unwilling to publicly take a stand against Trump to defend the core of American democracy and the U.S. Constitution. What are the political consequences of the events of January 6 for the country as a whole and the future of the Republican Party? How can the deep wounds heal? And what are the long-term consequences for American society and the standing of decmocratic principles in the world? The America’s Choice hosts David Deißner and Stormy-Annika Mildner are joined by Torrey Taussig, Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and Michael Werz, Center for American Progress, to discuss the capitol riot and its consequences for American democracy. This episode is in English.
“America’s Choice – Der USA-Podcast” is a podcast on U.S. politics, co-produced by the Aspen Institute Germany and the Atlantik-Brücke. The podcast is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and other platforms.