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Teaching the aftermath and the consequences of the rioters attack against Capitol

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: Pro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Trump supporters gathered in the nation's capital today to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory over President Trump in the 2020 election. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)

What will happen in the days after the 6th of January?

Summary

Top Democrats have called for President Trump to be removed for “inciting” Wednesday’s Capitol riot
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has urged Vice-President Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to the Constitution. It allows the vice-president to step up if the president is unable to perform his duties owing to a mental or physical illness. Alternatively, Pelosi vowed to initiate the process to impeach the president. In a video, President Trump condemned the “heinous attack” vowing an “orderly” transfer of power. Five people have died in relation to the riot, including Brian Sicknick, a US Capitol Police officer. Source: BBC

Lesson plan

  1. Browse through the articles and choose a topic you would like to know more about
  2. Reflect on the consequences and the long term implications of this
  3. After you have written your article work in groups of 3 and make a podcast based on the topics you have chosen. Groups should include at least two different topics.
  4. The podcast should include one host and two experts on American politics.

Prosecutors ‘looking at all actors,’ including Trump, as charges are filed against Capitol rioters. 

Federal investigators are looking at everyone involved in the unrest at the US Capitol on Wednesday, including the role President Donald Trump played in inciting the crowd, the acting US attorney in Washington, DC, said Thursday.

Trump publicly acknowledges he won’t serve a second term a day after inciting mob. 

President Donald Trump conceded publicly for the first time Thursday that he will not serve a second term, stopping short of congratulating President-elect Joe Biden but acknowledging a transfer of power is now underway.

House Democrats eye quick impeachment vote if Pence rebuffs attempt to remove Trump from office

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her leadership team are considering a lightning-quick impeachment process if Vice President Mike Pence and the Cabinet refuse to take unprecedented steps to remove President Donald Trump from office in less than two weeks’ time, according to multiple Democratic sources.

People at the US Capitol riot are being identified and losing their jobs

As images and social media posts of Wednesday’s insurrection at the US Capitol circulate online, some of those who were present are being identified, and some have lost or left their jobs because of it.

Navistar, a direct marketing company in Maryland, announced that an employee had been terminated after he was photographed wearing his company ID badge inside the breached Capitol building.

US Capitol Police confirm death of officer after pro-Trump riot

President Donald Trump has been asking aides and lawyers, including White House counsel Pat Cipollone, about his self-pardon power, multiple sources told CNN.

Some of those conversations have happened in recent weeks, one of the sources says. It is unclear if it has come up since Wednesday’s mayhem at the Capitol building fomented by the President’s rhetoric or after his recent controversial call with the Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. Trump has asked about the legal and political consequences of a self-pardon, according to a source close to Trump.

Trump asking aides and lawyers about self-pardon power

President Donald Trump has been asking aides and lawyers, including White House counsel Pat Cipollone, about his self-pardon power, multiple sources told CNN.

Some of those conversations have happened in recent weeks, one of the sources says. It is unclear if it has come up since Wednesday’s mayhem at the Capitol building fomented by the President’s rhetoric or after his recent controversial call with the Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. Trump has asked about the legal and political consequences of a self-pardon, according to a source close to Trump.
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