This Week on Washington Week: A Historic Second Impeachment
History was made yesterday as President Donald Trump became the first president to be impeached twice. This came one week to the day after a mob of Trump supporters attacked the U.S. Capitol, disrupting but not stopping the counting of the Electoral College votes that confirmed Joe Biden's victory. All eyes are on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who will decide the next steps in the process and who is reportedly weighing voting to convict Trump in an impeachment trial.
Security has been ramped up in and around the Capitol as investigations are gaining steam into what happened exactly. Questions are being raised about those involved as a number of active and former police and military members are charged.
Threats extend beyond Washington D.C. In a call Wednesday, FBI Director Christopher Wray and Acting Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Ken Cuccinelli warned law enforcement agencies across the country about potential attacks on state capitols, federal buildings, members of Congress and businesses.
At 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, President Trump remains defiant and increasingly isolated. Meanwhile, there are just 6 days until Biden's inauguration. How could the events of the last week affect his agenda?
Yamiche Alcindor, White House Correspondent for The PBS NewsHour will be our moderator this week. Joining her to discuss all this:
Peter Baker, Chief White House Correspondent for the New York Times
Geoff Bennett, White House Correspondent for NBC News
Seung Min Kim, White House Reporter for the Washington Post
Pierre Thomas, Chief Justice Correspondent for ABC News
The conversation continues on the Washington Week Extra, streaming live on Facebook, YouTube and our website at 8:30PM.