North Central College in the News

North Central College political science professor interviewed on WGN

Jan 19, 2021

Dr. William Muck dissects the Capitol Hill insurrection

On January 6, Congress met to certify the Electoral College results of the 2020 Presidential Election; however, that ceremonial process was halted when a mob of pro-Trump supporters stormed Capitol Hill intending to be disruptive and stop the democratic process. This historical event was watched across the globe and many political leaders current and former weighed in on the insurrection that took place.

Dr. William Muck, professor and chair of the political science department at North Central College, interviewed with WGN to provide political analysis on this unprecedented event.

“It really is stunning, and although we should have seen the signs, let’s talk about this in historical perspective,” said Dr. Muck. “I mean, this is the first time in the country’s history that our peaceful transfer of power has been disrupted by violence. You know, images today of the confederate flag being paraded through the capital when these are things that have just never happened in the democracy before is so stunning and it is awful. I think it’s going to cause a lot of reflection to look back on this presidency of Donald Trump and whether we should not have seen this coming.”

Click here to watch the first part of the interview on WGN.

Click here to watch the second part of the interview on WGN.

Dr. William Muck