Should the President Be Impeached? Two Views | WYPR

Should the President Be Impeached? Two Views

Jan 25, 2019

Yascha Mounk and Yoni Appelbaum
Credit photos courtesy JHU/The Atlantic

Today on Midday, a conversation about whether President Trump has committed the "high crimes and misdemeanors" that the Constitution stipulates as cause for the House of Representatives to impeach him -- and if the Senate finds him guilty of those charges, to remove him from office. 

In an essay in the March issue of The Atlantic, Yoni Appelbaum makes the case that Congress should impeach Mr. Trump. Appelbaum is a historian and a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he oversees the Ideas section. His March cover story in The Atlantic is called: “The Case for Impeachment. He joins us on the line from the offices of The Atlantic in Washington, DC.

Yascha Mounk is a scholar at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and the Agora Institute. He has published a kind of rebuttal to Dr. Appelbaum’s Atlantic essay, which was posted on Slate.com on Wednesday. It’s called: "The Case Against Impeachment." Dr. Mounk joins us on the line from his office in Washington, DC.