Jan-Werner Mueller on last week’s violence at the U.S. Capitol

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2021

In two separate op-eds, Professor of Politics Jan-Werner Mueller discusses the right to rowdy protests, the line crossed by Trump supporters last week and the need to punish the President for his role in inciting an insurrection.

While calling for Trump to be impeached, removed from office and banned from politics for life in his Project Syndicate column “Remove and ban Trump now,” Mueller presents a cautious defense of occasionally holding parliament under siege in his op-ed for The Guardian “Yes, condemn the insurrection. But also defend the right to loud, rowdy protests.”