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President Donald Trump arrives at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, after traveling to the United States Military Academy to attend the 121st Army-Navy Football Game at West Point, N.Y

Congressional Democrats vowed over the weekend to plow ahead with impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump after last week’s siege of the Capitol, while several Republican senators voiced support for removing Trump from office.  But political and legal experts at Northeastern question whether the options for removing Trump are feasible in the short time left in his term.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, the Democratic nominee for president in 1988, said he doubts impeachment is likely, given the narrow majorities in the House and Senate.

“When you’ve got a divided Congress and some strong feelings about what’s going on, you’re not likely to get any action,” Dukakis, a distinguished professor emeritus of political science at Northeastern, said late last week. “I think impeachment is really very unlikely.”

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