North Central College in the News

North Central College political science professor interviewed on WGN News

Jan 26, 2021

Dr. Suzanne Chod discussed political impact of violent attack on Capitol

The aftermath of the Capitol Hill insurrection created a wave of resignations among President Trump’s cabinet members. Many were left wondering what the long-term political impacts might be following the unprecedented event. Dr. Suzanne Chod, associate professor of political science at North Central College, interviewed with WGN news to discuss the political outlook on whether the president has legally exposed himself to charges or being removed from office by inciting violence at the Capitol.

“The president’s complicity should be clear after what happened yesterday [Capitol Hill insurrection], said Dr. Chod. “His complicity is not just from the rally he held yesterday, not just in saying we’re going to march to the Capitol, and not in the video message that was published afterwards suggesting, “go home” but it didn’t really say “go home.” But this has been four years of this president creating an environment, where those who support him, support him in a way that they are so blindly loyal and will try in some way overthrow the government to make sure he is still their president. I think that falls squarely on his shoulders; and if I might add, his allies in the highest form of government have enabled him to do so.”

Click here to watch the full interview on WGN.