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Hammer Forum

Insurrection at the Capitol: What’s Next?


Hammer Forum is made possible by the Rosenbloom Family

Last week rioters breached the Capitol building. Members of Congress barricaded themselves inside the House chamber and in offices for safety. Those who broke into the capitol committed federal crimes and five people died, including a Capitol Police Officer. Some rioters have already been arrested. President Trump now faces possible removal from office by the invocation of the 25th Amendment or a historic second round of impeachment proceedings. GOP representatives who objected to the certification of the election may face legal repercussions. How can the nation move forward from this insurrection? And how should elected officials lead in the face of such divisiveness, including the possibility of further violence on inauguration day and beyond? Loyola Law School professor Jessica Levinson moderates a panel of experts, including California Congressman Ted Lieu, and California Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán, who sheltered in place at the capitol during the breach.

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