Impeachment, Explained
Impeachment, Explained
The McConnell effect
42 minutes Posted Jan 24, 2020 at 9:00 pm.
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The Senate trial is officially underway. What’s happened so far? How will the trial proceed from here on out? And will any Republicans defect? Vox’s Li Zhou has the answers.

Then Andrew Prokop and I talk Mitch McConnell: who he is, what motivates him, how he amassed so much power, and what his actions reveal about the underlying forces driving American politics. Contrary to much of the rhetoric on the left, McConnell is not the source of our political dysfunction; he is merely a manifestation of the dysfunction that already exists. 


Andrew Prokop's profile of Mitch McConnell


Ezra Klein (@ezraklein), Editor-at-large, Vox

Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias), Senior politics correspondent, Vox


Li Zhou (@lizhou), Politics and policy reporter, Vox

Andrew Prokop (@awprokop), Senior politics correspondent, Vox 

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Producer, Engineer, Editor - Jeff Geld

Researcher - Roge Karma

EP - Liz Nelson

Theme music composed by Jon Natchez

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