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Jim Jordan: The Vice Principal Who Haunts Your Nightmares


Professor Michael Gerhardt argues that the impeachment process is legitimate, despite efforts by President Trump and his defenders to deny it. It is the president's conduct that is not normal.

Gerhardt was one of four law professors summoned by the House Judiciary Committee in December, to share their legal expertise on whether President Trump's conduct met the legal threshold for impeachment. Three out of four of them believe it did.

Also this hour: State Department witness George Kent's bow tie and Rep. Jim Jordan's jacket have their own Twitter accounts. Nancy Pelosi's dagger-like gold pin turned heads on the day she opened up House debate on the president's impeachment. We talk about the fashion semiotics of impeachment.

We also bring you more interesting factoids and an essay about the convergence of entertainment and impeachment.


  • Vanessa Friedman - Fashion director and chief fashion critic for The New York Times
  • Michael Gerhardt - The Burton Craige University Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence at the University of North Carolina School of Law in Chapel Hill and the author of several books including Impeachment: What Everyone Needs To Know
  • Bill Yousman - Professor of media studies at Sacred Heart University
  • Chion Wolf - Producer, photographer, and announcer at Connecticut Public Radio

Thanks to Eugene Amatruda.

Email us your questions at pardonme@ctpublic.org.

Pardon Me is a production of The Colin McEnroe Show on Connecticut Public Radio.

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