Is Impeachment Becoming Routine? Mastering the Room Podcast Episode Recorded Live with U.S. Representatives

March 22, 2024

From left, moderator Casey Burgat, former U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) and Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) discussed whether impeachment is becoming routine. (William Atkins/GW Today)

At the 2024 Paul O’Dwyer Endowed Forum for Political Ethics, two U.S. representatives, one Democrat and one Republican, engaged in a spirited discussion, showcasing their ability to find common ground despite their partisan differences.

The topic of this year’s forum was "The Normalization of Impeachments: History, Ethics, and Implications." Casey Burgat, the director of GSPM’s Legislative Affairs program, moderated the conversation between U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) and former U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.). They discussed a variety of issues related to the normalization of impeachment and its impact on democracy.

The distinguished guest list included GW President Ellen Granberg, CPS Dean Liesl Riddle and GSPM board members, underscoring the importance of the topic and the caliber of individuals involved in the conversation.

The Forum was recorded for GSPM’s Mastering the Room Podcast, hosted by Burgat himself. The live episode and all other Mastering the Room political podcast episodes are available to listen to now.

The Paul O'Dwyer Forum is an annual endowed event made possible by the generosity of GW alumnus and donor, Brian O'Dwyer, CCAS BA '66 and LAW '76, in honor of his father, Paul O'Dwyer. This endowed event series is focused on ensuring students and the GW community continue to emphasize the role of ethics in politics.

For a full recap of this year’s Paul O’Dwyer Endowed Forum for Political Ethics, read the GW Today article.