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Friday, January 8, 2021

Democrats call for Trump’s removal from office

Yesterday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, among other Democrats, called for the 25th Amendment to be invoked and for President Trump to be forcibly removed from office. But how realistic is this idea?

Also on today’s show: Why police failed to stop pro-Trump rioters from entering the Capitol building, Southern California hospitals are facing a COVID-19 crisis, and Congressman Andy Kim reflects on the moving forward after this week’s violence.

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About Our Hosts

Shumita Basu is a broadcast journalist with public-radio roots. She’s drawn to vivid narratives and accountability journalism and especially admires local reporters who own their beats.

Duarte Geraldino is a longtime broadcast journalist, editor, and TED speaker. He’s passionate about journalism that focuses on economic justice and migration, and that amplifies voices that are too often silenced.