North Central College in the News

North Central College political science professor interviewed on WGN-TV

Jan 12, 2022

Suzanne Chod discussed the political landscape after the Capitol insurrection

The U.S. marked the one-year anniversary of the deadly Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol. President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris delivered remarks, with Biden calling out former President Trump for attempting to undo American democracy. A slate of events were held on Capitol Hill to commemorate the day, including a prayer vigil with members of the House and Senate.

Suzanne Chod, professor of political science at North Central College, interviewed with WGN-TV where she addressed the political landscape since the Capitol insurrection.

“This is something that those of us who study American politics—political scientists in particular—who study democracies and how democracies erode, and fray are very concerned,” said Chod. “Conspiracy theories are nothing new; they do take hold in democracies even. But what I think is most concerning is the Republican party is using these conspiracy theories to say that those are the true facts.”

Click here to watch the full interview on WGN-TV.