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The Transition: ‘It was surreal’: A second impeachment, in the time of COVID-19

Political Theater, Episode 180

Speaker Nancy Pelosi gavels into recess after the House voted to impeach President Donald Trump for inciting an insurrection in the House chamber on Jan. 13, 2021.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi gavels into recess after the House voted to impeach President Donald Trump for inciting an insurrection in the House chamber on Jan. 13, 2021. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

These days, every day feels historic. But Jan. 13, 2021, is a big one: The House impeached President Donald Trump for a second time, making him the only president to be impeached twice. During a pandemic. That’s new too. With thousands of National Guardsmen stationed inside the Capitol, protecting lawmakers against a repeat of the violent attack on Jan. 6. And Capitol Police face the music, with an inspector general report looking into what happened during that Jan. 6 riot. Lindsey McPherson, Jim Saksa and Chris Marquette break it down for us.

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