Unpopular, Unable, Unfit: America's History Of Removing Presidents
America's history contains numerous examples of the ways a presidency can end, from impeachment, resignation, or assassination to rejected renomination bids, illness and failed attempts at re-election.
Why did the founding fathers built limits to executive power into the Constitution? What can the record of past presidential departures and disempowerments teach us about political order in the United States?
- David Priess, former CIA intelligence officer and author of "How to Get Rid of a President: History’s Guide to Removing Unpopular, Unable, or Unfit Chief Executives"
- David Crockett, chair of the political science department at Trinity University
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This interview aired on Thursday, February 7, 2019.