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Congressman Mark Takano on Yesterday's Violence, Identifying Domestic Terrorism and LA's Eviction Moratorium Extended

Rioters storm the U.S. Capitol building during a joint session of Congress on Jan. 6.
Rioters storm the U.S. Capitol building during a joint session of Congress on Jan. 6.
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LA Congressman Mark Takano Pushes To Remove President Trump From Office

After yesterday's attempt by violent pro-Trump insurrectionists to storm the US Capitol, Democratic leaders have announced support for the use of the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office. Should the 25th Amendment route fail, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi called for a renewed effort to impeach President Trump. Congressman Mark Takano, representing California's 41st District, joins KPCC's A Martínez to discuss his support for these efforts and experience on Capitol Hill yesterday.

Guest: Congressman Mark Takano, representing California's 41st District.

A Domestic Terrorism Expert on Yesterday's Violence

Officials and media outlets have struggled with how to define what happened yesterday on Capitol Hill – is it a coup attempt, an insurrection, domestic terrorism? Take Two breaks down how experts view the event, and their advice on how to prevent future instances.

Guest: Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino. 

How to Best Describe the Violence on Capitol Hill

Take Two explores at how the media covered the insurrection that took place yesterday in Washington D.C., including what language was used to describe it and what politicians themselves had to say.

Guest: Mike Ananny, associate professor of communication and journalism at USC. 

How California Conservatives Struggle with Who Now Represents the GOP

Some Republicans, nationally and locally, have struggled to see what's happening to their party since President Trump took office. That unease only heighten after seeing his supporters storm Capitol Hill yesterday. We welcome state lawmaker Chad Mayes, a former Republican, about how conservatives can still attract voters and do their work when those images of violence might be the only thing people remember when thinking "Republican."

Guest: Chad Mayes, independent California assembly member.

Renters Get More Relief With the Extension of LA's Eviction Moratorium

LA County's eviction moratorium was extended another month into the end of February, giving some breathing room to Angelenos struggling to pay rent. We talk about that and other moves by officials with LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl.

Guest: LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl.