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Maxwell faculty speak to the media about violence at the US Capitol

January 7, 2021

Apostrophe,China Daily,CNY Central,Niagara Gazette,Quartz,Spectrum News,WAER

William C. Banks

William C. Banks


Shana Kushner Gadarian

Shana Kushner Gadarian


Grant Reeher

Grant Reeher


Margaret Susan Thompson

Margaret Susan Thompson


Several Maxwell faculty members spoke with various media outlets about yesterday's violence at the U.S. Capitol. Professor Emeritus William C. Banks said the fiasco was a "lawless threat" to the country's democratic institutions. "I hope and believe that this pointless and damaging spectacle will further diminish Trump and Trumpism going forward," he told China Daily. Margaret Susan Thompson, associate professor of history and political science, told WAER, "People are disappointed when their candidates lose. There's no question about that, and believe me, I've been on the losing side of many elections. But this has gone beyond that. This has gone beyond to what can only be called fanaticism." 

William C. Banks
China Daily: "Leaders, business groups condemn chaos at US Capitol"
Spectrum News: "SU Law Professor Saddened, Concerned About Democracy's Future"
WAER: "CNY Reactions to Washington D.C. Attack on Congress from Disgust to Anger to Blaming Trump"

Shana Gadarian
Quartz: "Is America experiencing a coup?"

Grant Reeher
Apostrophe: "Assault on the Capitol in the States: without the Civil War, but with great nerves"
Niagara Gazette: "Trump's refusal to accept election results seen by some New York leaders as factor in clash"

Margaret Susan Thompson
CNY Central: "Domestic Terror Expert: Breaching of Capitol, an act of Domestic Terror"
WAER: "CNY Reactions to Washington D.C. Attack on Congress from Disgust to Anger to Blaming Trump"


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