North Central College in the News

North Central College political science professor interviewed on CBS 2 Chicago

Jan 26, 2021

Dr. Suzanne Chod discussed Congress invoking 25th Amendment

With less than two weeks left in the White House, President Trump found himself being the target of Congress members calling for the 25th amendment to be invoked. Some members of Congress were calling for a leader who will be at the helm of government who is competent, and not someone who is unfit or cannot carry out his duties. All of this followed the president inciting an insurrection on Capitol Hill.

Dr. Suzanne Chod, associate professor of political science at North Central College, interviewed with Dana Kozlov of CBS 2 Chicago to discuss the 25th amendment and what people may not know about this amendment.

“Once the president is deemed unfit to serve office, it only stops on that first part if the president agrees to step down,” said Dr. Chod. “If the president doesn’t agree, then he resumes power until the vice president and cabinet members again transmit he’s unable to discharge his duties. Then Congress would have to vote to remove him by two-thirds majority, which is very unlikely at this point.”

Click here to watch the full interview on CBS 2 Chicago.