Dr. Stephen Maynard Caliendo addressed Trump impeachment moving forward
A recent Monmouth University poll showed 56 percent of Americans supported President Trump being impeached over his role in the deadly riot of the Capitol. Now, a slightly smaller percentage—52 percent—want him to be convicted by the Senate. Some Republicans are saying Trump is out of office, so just allow this to fizzle out. Dr. Stephen Maynard Caliendo, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at North Central College, interviewed with FOX 32 Chicago on what it means to move forward with impeachment.
“Well, Democrats in the House made the argument that the point of moving forward on impeachment is to send a signal that just because you’re on your way out of office, doesn’t mean you’re allowed to do anything you want to do,” said Dr. Caliendo. “Certainly, things that would rise to the level of a high crime or misdemeanor and so they think it’s important to send that signal. The other aspect of it would be that if he were to be convicted in the Senate, then there would be a separate vote to bar him from serving in federally elected office again. And I think that there will be some appetite among Democrats for that as well.”