Dean Vikram Amar, a constitutional law scholar, visited Illinois Public Media's radio program The 21st earlier this week to discuss the impeachment process. Although the topic has been dominating headlines lately, the process can be complicated and confusing for the general public. Amar defines impeachment, discusses some of the history of the measure, and delineates the different roles of the House and the Senate in the process.
"What is unusual is how difficult it is to remove a president from office," he said. "The framers of the Constitution did not want the president beholden to Congress."
Listen to the episode at will.illinois.edu.