North Central College in the News

North Central College political scientists analyze January 6 Congressional Hearings across media networks

Jun 29, 2022

Stephen Maynard Caliendo and Bill Muck provide takeaways from the hearings

In January 2021, while Congress gathered to certify then-President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral win, a mob of pro-Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol—scaling walls, shattering windows, breaking into federal offices, taking over the Senate floor, and stealing furniture. The attack on the Capitol left a handful of people dead and around 140 police officers injured. The insurrection was the first major attack on the Capitol since 1814—when the British burned it down during the War of 1812.

This month, the House created a committee to investigate the riot. It had subpoena power and was made up of nine lawmakers. Both Stephen Maynard Caliendo, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at North Central College, and Bill Muck, professor and chair of political science at North Central College, interviewed with various media outlets regarding these congressional hearings throughout the month of June.

Click the links below to view the media placements: