Fate Of Jan. 6 Commission Uncertain
In this episode of River to River, host Ben Kieffer talks with political scientists Donna Hoffman and Rachel Caufield about the likelihood that Congress will approve legislation establishing a commission to investigate the events of January 6, when rioters invaded the U.S. Capitol. House and Senate leadership have indicated they don't support the plan.
They also discuss efforts to censure members of the U.S. House who downplayed the severity of the insurrection, the U.S. Supreme Court agreeing to hear arguments over a Mississippi abortion ban and a new poll showing huge partisan gaps when it comes to perceptions about race relations in the U.S.
- Rachel Paine Caufield, professor of political science at Drake University
- Donna Hoffman, professor of political science at University of Northern Iowa