Lies Politics and Democracy J. Michael Luttig (interview) FRONTLINE

J. Michael Luttig, a former judge and legal expert, discusses his concerns about American democracy leading up to the 2020 election. He highlights the assault on American democracy during the 2016 primaries and the language used by politicians that attacked the institutions of democracy. Luttig emphasizes the importance of constitutional checks and the need for them to function in a highly polarized government. He reflects on the events of January 6th and the subsequent constitutional crisis, and discusses his involvement in advising Vice President Pence. Luttig concludes by emphasizing the need for the Supreme Court to intervene and decide on the constitutional questions to resolve the crisis.

3 min · 563 words · J. Michael Luttig