GovExec Daily: Inaugurations and Presidential Mandates
Dr. Julia Azari joins the podcast to discuss Joe Biden's mandate amidst a pandemic and a deeply divided public.
When president-elect Joe Biden takes the oath of office, he will do so against the backdrop of a pandemic that has claimed the lives of 400,000 Americans and a country still tender from violence at the Capitol building just two weeks prior. Biden has called for unity in the wake of outgoing President Donald Trump’s combative four years, but the country remains deeply divided.
Dr. Julia Azari is an Associate Professor and Assistant Chair in the Department of Political Science at Marquette University. She’s the author of Delivering the People's Message: The Changing Politics of the Presidential Mandate and a contributor FiveThirtyEight.com. She joined GovExec Daily to discuss and preview the Biden inauguration ceremonies.