All CDDRL News Q&As June 22, 2022

Will the Jan. 6 hearings make a difference? Stanford scholar discusses how they might shift public perception

The hearings will be a test for the Republican Party, and whether or not it can successfully disavow its extremist wing, says Stanford scholar.
January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol

As the U.S. House committee investigating what led up to the Jan. 6 Capitol attack continues to present evidence in a series of five public hearings, there is real potential to shift public perceptions of former President Donald Trump’s culpability in the conspiracy to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, Stanford scholar Didi Kuo said.

While the hearings might not sway Trump’s loyal base, the electoral calculus of Republican candidates and leaders could be changed, said Kuo, a scholar of democracy and political parties.

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Protesters attack the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.
Commentary

The Legacy of January 6

On the first anniversary of the riot at the U.S. Capitol, scholars from across FSI reflect on the ongoing ramifications the violence is having on America's domestic politics and international influence.
Encina Hall and its front lawn
News

Statement from CDDRL Leadership on the Events of Jan. 6

The leadership of the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law would like to express its horror and dismay at the violent attack on Congress that occurred on January 6, as well as the effort by certain members of Congress to overturn the free and fair election that took place on Nov. 3.