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Stateside: Stabenow calls for Trump’s removal; historian’s take on Capitol riot; Betsy DeVos resigns

Jan 8, 2021

Michigan's Betsy DeVos announced January 7 that she would resign as U.S. Secretary of Education. That makes her the second Cabinet member to resign from President Donald Trump's administration in the aftermath of the attempted insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6.
Credit U.S. Department of Education

Today on Stateside, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow talks about why she’s joining the calls for President Donald Trump’s removal from office. Also, a historical perspective on the transfer of presidential power — and why the one that’s happening right now is abnormal. Plus, a look at the legacy of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who’s resigning weeks before President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.

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U.S. Senator Stabenow calling for President Trump’s removal from office

  • U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow is a Democrat from Michigan.

History will not look kindly on this week’s Trump-prompted Capitol riot, says presidential historian

  • Gleaves Whitney is a presidential historian and the executive director of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos resigns, leaves behind controversial legacy

  • David Jesse is a higher education reporter for the Detroit Free Press.

  • Greg McNeilly is a Republican political strategist. He has worked with Betsy DeVos in several capacities throughout the years, including as her confirmation manager after President Trump nominated her for Secretary of Education.